Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Searching for Sugar Man
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Biopic
Keywords 1960s, 1970s, biopic, blue collar, international, investigation, musician, mystery, myth, performance, singer, working class
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Maggie Monteith Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Andrew Ruhemann Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
George Chignell Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Sheryl Crown Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Hjalmar Palmgren Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Simon Chinn Producer n/a 3 3000001
Malik Bendjelloul Producer n/a 3 3000002
John Battsek Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Nicole Stott Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Malla Grapengiesser Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Malik Bendjelloul Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Per Nystrom Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000002
Per Nystrom Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000003
Stephen Segerman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Malik Bendjelloul Editor n/a 172 7000001
Malik Bendjelloul Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Camilla Skagerstrom Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Malik Bendjelloul Director n/a 2 2000001
Rodriguez Actor Himself 1 1000018
Steve Rowland Actor Himself 1 1000006
Willem Moller Actor Himself 1 1000007
Craig Bartholomew-Strydom Actor Himself 1 1000008
Jerome Ferretti Actor Himself 1 1000005
Dan Dimaggio Actor Himself 1 1000004
Dennis Coffey Actor Himself 1 1000002
Mike Theodore Actor Himself 1 1000003
Ilse Assmann Actor Herself 1 1000009
Steve M. Harris Actor Himself 1 1000010
Sandra Rodriguez-Kennedy Actor Herself 1 1000015
Rick Emmerson Actor Himself 1 1000016
Rian Malan Actor Himself 1 1000017
Regan Rodriguez Actor Herself 1 1000014
Eva Rodriguez Actor Herself 1 1000013
Robbie Mann Actor Himself 1 1000011
Clarence Avant Actor Himself 1 1000012
Stephen Segerman Actor Himself 1 1000001
In the late 1960s, two celebrated producers discovered a musician in a Detroit bar and 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.