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  1. Oscar to Suicide in One Year: Tracing the 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director's Tragic Final Days

    9:00 am 6/11/2014

    After the death of Malik Bendjelloul, who threw himself in front of a subway train, a THR writer heads to Sweden to talk to his friends, who reveal the perfectionist's quirks -- from eating the same breakfast for six months to walking one lap around his apartment before and after work -- and open up about his fear, doubt and their own surprise: "He was the least likely to take his life."Read more

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  2. Cannes: Film Industry Shocked by 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director's Suicide

    8:07 am 5/14/2014

    The Oscar-winning director took his own life Tuesday night.Read more

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  3. 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director Malik Bendjelloul Committed Suicide

    4:28 am 5/14/2014

    The Oscar-winning director, who was found dead on Tuesday, is said to have struggled with depression. Read more

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  4. 'Searching for Sugar Man's' Oscar-Winning Director Malik Bendjelloul Dead at 36

    2:57 pm 5/13/2014

    UPDATE: The producer, director, writer and editor of the documentary, about the reclusive American singer Sixto Rodriguez, was found dead in Stockholm on Tuesday.Read more

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  5. 'Searching for Sugar Man' Wins Oscar, and More Praise for Rodriguez

    6:30 am 2/25/2013

    In 85 years of the Academy Awards, only a handful of music-oriented films have won the documentary prize.Read more

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  6. Oscars 2013: The Winners' Reactions

    4:34 pm 2/24/2013

    Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence and Adele speak with reporters in the moments following their big wins. Read more

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  7. 'Sugar Man' Director on His Journey from Swedish TV to Oscars (Video)

    9:47 am 2/19/2013

    Malik Bendjelloul spent years making short docs for Swedish TV before a backpacking trip across Africa led him to the amazing story of Rodriguez.Read more

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  8. Finding 'Sugar Man': Rodriguez Reflects on a Crazy Year with a Hollywood Ending (Video)

    2:12 pm 2/16/2013

    THR catches up with singer Rodriguez on the eve of the 85th Academy Awards, at which 'Searching for Sugar Man' is widely expected to win the best doc Oscar.Read more

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  9. Oscar Doc Contender 'Searching for Sugar Man' Passes $1 Million in Scandinavia

    1:11 am 12/17/2012

    The documentary follows Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul's quest to discover the story of 70s singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez.Read more

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  10. Searching for Sugar Man: Sundance Film Review

    2:40 am 1/20/2012

    Failed in the U.S. but a success in apartheid-era South Africa, Rodriquez's story is a musical journey.Read more

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