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"Incredible"
5 stars"

As somebody who isn't usually very interested in documentaries it was a massive surprise that this was not only an exceptional documentary, but an exceptional movie in it's own right. It is incredibly well made and really does a good job of presenting the legends around the artist known as Sixto Rodriguez and his mysterious life.

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"Great story with happy outcome"
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"Brilliant Documentary"
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Even if you don't know Rodriguez you will enjoy what these two blokes went through in their search for ‘Sugar man’. Excellent filming , locations and story line will have wanting to see what happens in the end. Highly recommended

"Amazing"
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What an incredible documentary. It thoroughly recommened it's win at the Academy Awards. Everyone I know who has watched this has said it had a profound effect on them. It's the story of a humble genius.

Description

From the Academy Award-winning producer of MAN ON WIRE comes a powerful, unforgettable music mystery.

In the late ‘60s, a musician was discovered in a Detroit bar by two celebrated producers who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They recorded an album that they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two South African fans then set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.

Reviews

“All music docs are not created equal. Yes, some are formulaic. But some are beautiful, some are singular, some are marvels of storytelling. And some, like Searching for Sugar Man, are all three.” New Orleans Times-Picayune

“The information they eventually dislodge about Rodriguez suggests a secular saint, a deeply good man, whose music is the expression of a blessed inner being. I hope you're able to see this film. You deserve to. And yes, it exists because we need for it to.” Roger Ebert

“A musical detective story, this enthralling documentary focuses on a little-known American musician whose haunting voice and poetic lyrics were essentially unknown in his own country, but had a massive impact across the globe.” USA Today

“The truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga has been a hit on the festival circuit, winning top documentary prizes at Sundance for Sweden's Bendje­lloul. What sets Searching for Sugar Man apart, though, is the way in which the filmmaker preserves a sense of mystery in the telling.” LA Times

“Rodriguez's story is almost inconceivable in an obsessively magnified, heavily hyped Internet era. Which makes it all the more important to be shared. Listen, be moved, and pass it on.” New York Daily News

“A hugely appealing documentary about fans, faith and an enigmatic Age of Aquarius musician who burned bright and hopeful before disappearing.” New York Times

“The tale is better than the telling – and the soundtrack's better still – but music this monumental demands its moment. Now go and buy the album.” Total Film

Release date NZ
February 28th, 2013
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
86
Studio
Country of Production
  • United Kingdom
Genre
  • Documentary
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x190x14
UPC
9322225190610
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
21010796

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