Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Film Review


In the 1970s, a mysterious musician known as Rodriguez was a sensation in a  South Africa plagued by Apartheid. His albums were damaged by the authorities to ensure the subversive lyrics were not heard by the masses. Yet in the rest of the world, Rodrigeuz was unknown. Until recently, when two South Africans set out to find out what really happened to their idol.

I love a documentary with a few really decent twists, and this certainly has that. I’m not going to say much more, other than to recommend it most highly. It’s a fabulous tale definitely worth being told.

Searching for Sugarman won an Oscar for Best Documentary, Features and a BAFTA for Best Documentary Film.