Searching for Sugar Man

    • Malik Bendjelloul
    • Sweden, England
    • 2012
    • 82 min
    • IDFA Competition for Music Documentary
    A poor man in Detroit lives out his whole life believing he failed in his brief musical career in the 1970s. Then 25 years later, he finds out that for all these years he has been one of the most famous singer-songwriters ever in South Africa.

    Credits

    • 82 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: English
    Director
    Malik Bendjelloul
    Production
    Simon Chinn for Red Box Films
    Executive producer
    John Battsek for Passion Pictures
    Co-production
    Canfield Pictures
    Cinematography
    Camilla Skagerström

    IDFA history

    2012
    Screened
    IDFA Competition for Music Documentary

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