Searching for Sugar ManSweden, UK | 2012 | 86min | Color, B&W | Documentary
Although Sixto Rodriguez was one of the most mysterious singers in pop history, the cold fact is that he was never respected as much he deserved except in South Africa. With fully authentic voice and greatly echoic lines, his music had a great influence on a number of South African musicians and fans.
This film shows the journey of two men in search of a singer who fascinated them the most with music. The director Malik Bendjelloul made a touching story into a film full of his affection to Rodriguez. It is rather unbelievable that such charming music and a great singer have been left unnoticed. This fairytale-like story will bring us an unforgettable sensation with appealing music scores composed by Rodriguez.
1977년 스웨덴에서 태어난 말릭 벤젤룰은 지난 12년 동안 뷔욕, 크라프트베르크, 스팅, 엘튼 존, 마돈나, U2 같은 유명 뮤지션에 대한 단편 다큐멘터리들을 만들었다. 그의 첫 장편 다큐멘터리 <서칭 포 슈가맨>은 선댄스, 제천국제음악영화제 등 여러 영화제에서 개막작으로 상영되면서 큰 호응을 얻었다. 안타깝게도 2014년 5월 13일 세상을 떠났다.