Hedwig and The Angry Inch

Hedwig and The Angry Inch

John Cameron Mitchell
 Cast: John Cameron Mitchell
John Cameron Mitchell
, Miriam Shor
Miriam Shor
, Stephen Trask
Stephen Trask
, Theodore Liscinski
Theodore Liscinski

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Overview

Adapted from the hit off-Broadway musical of the same name, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the tale of an "internationally ignored" rock & roll singer who hails from Communist Berlin and who dreams of becoming an American sensation. Hedwig (John Cameron Mitchell), born a boy named Hansel, is raised by a single mother (Alberta Watson) who wishes to see her son do better than his poverty-stricken family. Some years later, Hansel is attracted to a good-looking American G.I., who promises a better life overseas for young Hansel, under one condition: that he undergo a sex-change operation to become a fully functional female whom he can then marry. The operation is seriously botched, leaving the now-renamed Hedwig with an "angry inch" only to be stranded in a dingy Kansas trailer park on the day the Berlin Wall comes tumbling down. Hedwig then supports herself through a series of ill-fated lounge gigs and side jobs, meeting up with 16-year-old Tommy Gnosis (Michael Pitt), a religious type who befriends her and later steals her songs and becomes the rock star Hedwig always dreamed of being. Undeterred, Hedwig continues to perform in the shadow of Tommy's sold-out stadium tour, attempting to make herself whole in spirit, if not physically. The film features several songs by composer Stephen Trask, who also appears as a member of Hedwig's disinterested rock band; Miriam Shor portrays Hedwig's newfound love and backup singer.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2019
UPC: 0715515231213
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 2,728

Special Features

Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Mitchell and DeMarco New conversation among members of the cast and crew New conversation between composer and lyricist Stephen Trask and rock critic David Fricke about the soundtrack Documentary from 2003 tracing the development of the project Close look at the film's Adam and Eve sequence New programs exploring Hedwig's creation, look, and legacy through its memorabilia Deleted scenes with commentary by Mitchell and DeMarco Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cameron Mitchell Hedwig/Hansel
Miriam Shor Yitzhak
Stephen Trask Skszp
Theodore Liscinski Jacek
Andrea Martin Phyllis Stein
Michael Pitt Tommy Gnosis
Rob Campbell Krzysztof
Michael Aronov Schlatco
Alberta Watson Hansel's Mom
Maurice Dean Wint Luther
Michael Stevens HedHead

Technical Credits
John Cameron Mitchell Director,Screenwriter
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
Frank G. de Marco Cinematographer
Therese DePrez Production Designer
Amy Henkels Executive Producer
Emily Hubley Animator
Pamela Koffler Producer
Andrew Marcus Editor
Jerry Mitchell Choreography
Nancy Pankiw Art Director
Arianne Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Mike Potter Makeup
Katie Roumel Producer
Susan Shopmaker Casting
Patrick Tidy Asst. Director
Stephen Trask Score Composer
Mark Tusk Executive Producer
Paul Urmson Sound/Sound Designer
Christine Vachon Producer

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