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Hot Sugar's Cold World (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 6 November 2015 (USA)
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A documentary that follows electronic musician Hot Sugar in his quest to capture, transform and extract meaning from the sounds and silences of every day life.

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Adam Bhala Lough
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Andrews Frank Andrews ... Psychic
Danny Brown Danny Brown ... Himself
Shelby Fero ... Herself
Jim Jarmusch ... Himself
Nick Koenig ... Himself
Martin Starr ... Himself
Himanshu Suri Himanshu Suri ... Himself
Rachel Trachtenburg Rachel Trachtenburg ... Herself
Neil deGrasse Tyson ... Himself
Victor Vazquez Victor Vazquez ... Himself
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When a Grammy-nominated music producer/composer splits form his girlfriend right as her career takes off as a viral rap sensation he sets forth on a journey to decode what Friends, Success, Nature, Popularity and the Internet mean for a millennial in the 21st Century. With appearances by Jim Jarmusch, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Shelby Fero, Martin Starr and members of Das Racist, among other Internet famous musicians and personalities.

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Documentary | Music

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Official Sites:

Official site | SXSW Film Guide

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USA | France

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English

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6 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Sugar i jego zimny swiat See more »

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Rough House Pictures See more »
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Color
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Soundtracks

Moth's Wings
written by Nick Koenig (as Nick Koenig-Dzialowski'
performed by Nick Koenig (as Hot Sugar)
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Modern Mozart?
19 November 2015 | by schadenfrohSee all my reviews

When you open your film by calling someone a "modern Mozart," that's a tall order to fill; and not only does this film not make its case, I wondered half way through if it was actually parody. It was angst-y in a way that made me resent youth. It was joyless, gray and flat.

Hot Sugar's Cold World was hyperbolically pretentious, particularly when our protagonist prodigy decides he wants to "record the silence" of different funeral rooms and morgues. "The silence of that room was too intense for me." Screw you.

It's also enough to make one puke to hear this little twerp explain Pavlov's experiments to Neil Degrasse Tyson the way one might explain it to a five year old. Yeah, I think he gets it kid.

Like Nick says in voice over at the end, "I'm no longer afraid of getting old, or being old." Me neither. If this film is what youth is like, you can have it.


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