Malik Bendjelloul

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Bendjelloul in 2012

Malik Bendjelloul (4 September 1977 – 13 May 2014) was a Swedish Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and former child actor.[1][2] His movie Searching for Sugar Man won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Bendjelloul was born in Ystad to a Swedish mother and Algerian father.

Bendjelloul committed suicide in Solna on 13 May 2014, aged 36.[3] At the time of death, he was suffering from depression.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. The New York Times, July 20, 2012: ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Spotlights the Musician Rodriguez Retrieved 2013-02-26
  2. Swedish Film Institute Database: Malik Bendjelloul Retrieved 2013-02-26
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Filmskaparen Malik Bendjelloul har avlidit". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 13 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.

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