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Malik Bendjelloul (1977–2014)

Malik Bendjelloul, born in Sweden, performed in Swedish TV-series "Ebba och Didrik" as a child in the nineties and later in life studied Journalism and media-production at the Linnaeus University of Kalmar. He has produced several musical documentaries for Swedish Television (SVT) where he also worked as a reporter on the show "Kobra" until he ... See full bio »

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Searching for Sugar Man
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I don't think 'Sugar Man' is a music doc any more than 'The Social Network' is about computers. It just happens to have the best soundtrack ever.


When Bendjelloul first applied to the Swedish Film Academy for funding, a consultant there viewed an early version of Searching for Sugar Man (2012) and told Bendjelloul it was "shit." Bendjelloul raged against the established arbiters of culture and taste. "What kind of films do they fund?" he lamented [Variety 2014]. See more »



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