Hedwig and the Angry Inch
John Cameron Mitchell • 95 min. • USA
Regular ticket € 9,50
Discount with Rotterdampas, Cineville, CJP € 4,75
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If there is one film that fits our tagline Your most eccentric outrageous cinema, it is the bold post- punk, neo-glam rock & road musical: Hedwig and the Angry Inch!
The “internationally ignored” stage diva Hedwig – formerly known as Hansel, a German girly boy – undergoes a sex change operation just so she can marry an American soldier to be able to leave East Berlin for a better life in the west. The operation is botched and leaves Hedwig with an – in her own words – “barbie doll crotch; I’ve got an angry inch”. Not even a year later her husband runs off with another man and the Berlin wall falls.
Looking for true love and recognition as a musician, she travels through The States singing in depressing seafood restaurants. No matter how hopeless life may seem: Hedwig finds an output in her (amazing) music and continues to see a bright side to everything.
“I had tried singing once and they threw tomatoes so after the show I had a nice salad.”
Hedwig and the Angry Inch was a theatre musical at first, but writer, director and actor (Hedwig!) John Cameron Mitchell was proposed to turn it into a film. He worked in the script in the Sundance script lab and won many prizes with his musical. We are so happy to be screening this raw diamond. <3