Searching for Sugar Man

86 mins
8.8 / 10 (6367)


A poor man in Detroit lives out his whole life believing he failed in his brief musical career in the 1970s. 25 years later, he finds out that he has been one of the most famous singer-songwriters ever in South Africa after two fans set out to uncover what really had happened to their hero.

MUBI's take

The lone film from the late Malik Bendjelloul, Searching for Sugar Man tells a compelling story that’s stranger than fiction. Attempting to track down the whereabouts of the off-the-grid musician, thought dead, this Oscar®-winning documentary uncovers a secret second life of its subject Rodriguez.

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