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Sugar

Sugar
  • 2008
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Written by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Cast: Algenis Perez Soto, Karl Bury, Michael Gaston
  • Website: www.sonyclassics.com/sugar

Premier Baseball's Latin American slave trade route and the immigrant experience go under the microscope in this offbeat and compelling character study of wannabe Dominican Republic pitcher Miguel Santos (Perez Soto). Struggling to make it into the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty, he finally makes it the US' minor leagues, only to face a healthy dose of corporate greed, isolation, casual bigotry and loneliness.

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Sugar

11 Jun 20094 stars

DRAMA Premier Baseball’s Latin American slave trade route and the immigrant experience go under the microscope in this offbeat and compelling character study from the makers of 2006’s Half Nelson. Miguel Santos (Algenis Perez Soto) aka Sugar is a…

Filmtalk - Sugar

11 Jun 2009

FilmTalk is our new film discussion podcast. In this, its inaugural broadcast, The List's Film Editor Paul Dale chats with Editor and American independent film enthusiast Mark Robertson, Assistant Editor and horror film fan Henry Northmore and baseball…

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