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John Cameron Mitchell

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

91' - 2000 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: German, English
Director: John Cameron Mitchell Composer: Stephen Trask With: John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask, Miriam Shor, Michael Pitt, Theodore Liscinski
Hedwig, a drag queen from East Berlin, is touring the United States with her pan-Slavic band, the Angry Inch, a name that refers to a botched sex-change operation back in East Germany. She was born in Berlin as a boy named Hansel, who had two dreams: to become a rock star and to meet his ‘other half’. Could it be that he has found him in the shape of an American GI, who has promised him love and freedom in the United States? He agrees to undergo a sex-change operation so he can marry the soldier and escape from East Berlin. But a year later in Kansas, her husband leaves her for another boy. She transforms herself into the leader of a rock band. Then she falls for an angelic teen, Tommy, a sixteen-year-old Jesus freak. The two make beautiful music together. Could he be her ‘other half’? (The Hollywood Reporter)

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John Cameron Mitchell


Stephen Trask


John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask, Miriam Shor, Michael Pitt, Theodore Liscinski


John Cameron Mitchell

Director of Photography

Frank G. Demarco


Andrew Marcus


Christine Vachon, Katie Roumel, Pamela Koffler

More information


German, English

Countries of production

United States of America



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