Adapted from John Cameron Mitchell's critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theatre hit, this dazzling film tells the story of Hedwig, an "internationally ignored" rock and roll songstress hailing from Communist East Germany. Born a boy named Hansel, whose life dream is to find his other half, he submits to a sex change operation in order to marry an American GI and get over the Wall to freedom. The operation is botched, leaving her with the aforementioned 'angry inch.' Through a collage of songs, flashbacks and animation, a bitter yet witty Hedwig tells her life story...
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Michael Pitt, Andrea Martin, Alberta Watson, Ben Mayer-Goodman, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell, Michael Aranov, Gene Pyrz, Maurice Dean Wint, Renatta Options
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 1hr 35mins
Release Year: 2001
Country Of Origin: United States