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Release Date: January 19, 2001 (limited)
1h 35m |
Comedy, Drama, Musical
A German-born singer named Hansel (Mitchell) searching for his other half reluctantly undergoes a sex-change operation so he
can marry an American G.I. and escape to freedom. The operation goes wrong and Hansel is left with an "angry inch", and
soon finds herself divorced and abandoned in a Kansas trailer park.
Pursuing her dreams of stardom, she renames herself Hedwig, forms a rock band and encounters young Tommy Gnosis
(Pitt), who becomes her lover but steals her songs and uses them to become a big star himself.
Hedwig and her band, the Angry Inch, follow Tommy on his national tour and try to capitalize on Hedwig's tabloid-created
reputation as Tommy's ex-lover. Performing at near-empty seafood restaurants across the country, Hedwig tells her life
story to her audiences and takes them a rocking ride in a search for her dreams.
Based on the hit off-Broadway musical of the same name.