24.9. - 3.10.2020

Searching for Sugar Man Sweden, United Kingdom 2011 | 83 min | OV | Colour and B&W | FF 2012

Malik Bendjelloul

Malik Bendjelloul (*1977) is a Swedish film maker, who, besides his work as director and creative producer for Swedish TV, has been making documentaries for 12 years. His main subject is bands and musicians.

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In some quarters, people saw Rodriguez as a potentially greater talent than Bob Dylan. The US folk musician’s only album was critically acclaimed, but didn’t sell. Thereafter, Rodriguez disappeared and there were rumours he had committed suicide by self-immolation. Then his album was picked up by the protest movement in apartheid-era South Africa and he became a superstar there. Decades later, at the end of the 1990s, two fans tried to find out what had become of Rodriguez. Director Bendjelloul picks up their research and completes the puzzle piece by piece to form an incredible but true story.
Orig. Title: Searching for Sugar Man
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Screenplay: Malik Bendjelloul
Producer: Malik Bendjelloul
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Rodriguez
Director of Photography: Camilla Skagerström
Production Design:
Editor: Malik Bendjelloul
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Rapid Eye Movies HE GmbH
World Sales: Protagonist Pictures
Production: Red Box Films; Passion Pictures Production


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