Hedwig And The Angry Inch

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With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie as unclassifiable as its protagonist. Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig... read more
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With this trailblazing musical, writer-director-star John Cameron Mitchell and composer-lyricist Stephen Trask brought their signature creation from stage to screen for a movie as unclassifiable as its protagonist. Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig (Mitchell) undergoes a traumatic personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, characterized by Mitchell as inhabiting a “beautiful gender of one.” The film tells Hedwig’s story through her music, an eclectic assortment of original punk anthems and power ballads by Trask, matching them with a freewheeling cinematic mosaic of music-video fantasies, animated interludes, and moments of bracing emotional realism. A hard-charging song cycle and a tender character study, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a tribute to the transcendent power of rock and roll.

Original Release

07/20/2001

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Cast

Alberta Watson Hansel's Mom
Andrea Martin Phyllis Stein
John Cameron Mitchell Hedwig
Michael Pitt Tommy Gnosis
Miriam Shor Yitzhak
Ben Mayer-Goodman Hansel - 6 years old
Michael Aronov Schlatko - Band Member
Stephen Trask Skszp - Band Member
Theodore Liscinski Jacek - Band Member
Rob Campbell Krzysztof - Band Member
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Cameron Mitchell

Writers

Stephen Trask, John Cameron Mitchell

Cast

Alberta Watson Hansel's Mom
Andrea Martin Phyllis Stein
John Cameron Mitchell Hedwig
Michael Pitt Tommy Gnosis
Miriam Shor Yitzhak
Ben Mayer-Goodman Hansel - 6 years old
Michael Aronov Schlatko - Band Member
Stephen Trask Skszp - Band Member
Theodore Liscinski Jacek - Band Member
Rob Campbell Krzysztof - Band Member
Maurice Dean Wint Sgt. Luther Robinson
Taylor Abrahamse Singing Boy
Shane Mackinnon HedHead
Alan Mandell Patron at restaurant
Mike Potter Renate Options Options - 2nd call girl
Michael Stevens HedHead
Thérèse DePrez Laundromat Customer
Mary Krohnert Rabid Fan
Eileen Murphy Singer
Rosie O'Donnell Herself

Producers

Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Amy Henkels Executive Producer
Mark Tusk Executive Producer
Christine Vachon Producer
Colin Brunton Producer
Pamela Koffler Producer
Katie Roumel Producer

Editors

Andrew Marcus

2002 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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