Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Searching for Sugar Man was released on DVD on January 22, 2013
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In the late ‘60s, two celebrated producers, who were struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, discovered a musician in a Detroit bar. 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. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.

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US DVD Release Date January 22, 2013
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 85 Minutes
Theater Release Date July 27, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date January 22, 2013
Actors Malik Bendjelloul, Rodriguez
Directed by Malik Bendjelloul
Studio Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug references)
Gross $3,965,090
Genre(s) Documentary, Music
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