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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

John Cameron Mitchell · USA · 2001 · 91 mins · 14A
AwardsIMDbMetaCritic 85Rotten Tomatoes 93%

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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. 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, 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.
–Criterion Collection
“SWEET DYNAMITE!” –Boston Globe
“FIVE STARS! YOU CAN’T TEAR YOUR EYES AWAY FROM IT” –Washington Post
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