Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  • Director: John Cameron Mitchell
  • Writer: John Cameron Mitchell,Stephen Trask
  • Countries of origin: United States, Canada
  • Language: English, German
  • Release date: August 31, 2001
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: 搖滾芭比
  • "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is a romance film directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring John Cameron Mitchell and Michael Pitt . It was released in the United States on July 20, 2001.
    The film tells the story of Han Su who was born during the Cold War and chose to change sex for love and rock career   .


    • Release date August 31, 2001
    • Filming locations The Eaton Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Production companies Killer Films, New Line Cinema

    Box office


    $6,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Clinton 2022-03-25 09:01:15

      This extreme scares me

      Know how I feel after watching this movie?

      repressed. I didn't even watch it all, and that low feeling made me have to stop. I went to the gym again and didn't get rid of it. I can find a gentle song and listen to Sam Smith, but I still can't get rid of it. I'm not even interested in shopping on Taobao anymore. Oh god I hate this movie.

      So I thought about the reason carefully, this is just an LGBT movie, and it is not the most depressing genre like "Hunting" and "Transcendence",...

    • By Marion 2022-03-25 09:01:15


      "It is clear that I must find my other half, but is it a he, or a she? What does this person look like? Identical to me? Or somehow complementary? Does my other half have what I don't? Did he get the looks? The luck? The love? Were we really separated forcibly or did he just run off with the good stuff? Or did I? Will this person embarrass me? What about sex? Is that how we put ourselves back together again? Or can two people actually become one... Again?"

      "Hey, boy......

    • By Consuelo 2022-03-25 09:01:15

      Rock is sincere deviant

      To every sincere revolutionist

        , it is a luxury to have patience to grow up. If there is some unnatural coquettishness in the bones, it will definitely be suppressed. Hansel is such a philosopher of life who wipes his ass with the Bible. For the original sound of this piece, I am willing to accept all of his weirdness and irritability, no matter what kind of crooked, heretical, and cult will become sincere and brainwashed with the blessing of shouting and melody. Unlike the...

    • By Jamir 2022-03-24 09:02:53

      "Rock Barbie" in my eyes

      Watching "Rock Barbie" was a coincidence. One day, when I was idle and bored looking for the historical records of the official account of the movie, I saw the introduction, and I went through the resources because it seemed interesting. I don't know why it was very difficult to find it at first, but later I found that this resource is not too difficult to find. If you are interested after reading this tweet, then it may also be good news for you.

      There are two lines in this movie,...

    • By Beulah 2022-03-23 09:02:42

      rock spirit

      Once in the middle of the night, a friend asked what is the spirit of rock and roll. I was stunned. He didn't listen to rock and roll, and neither did I. He said that the spirit of rock and roll is a kind of indictment of reality, accusing society, and accusing myself. In order to recognize and understand myself.
         Not to mention the talented Cameron. Just say the "touch" that this movie brought me. It is indeed a "touch", because this film is not only an auditory tour, but also a real...

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    • By Kayley 2023-05-15 01:52:56

      So angry, so inexplicable, yet so charming and attractive. Angry...

    • By Emmie 2023-05-11 12:04:49

      Beer&pizza night happened to coincide with the director/starring filming and came in to say hello! ! Worth the ticket price! ! I want to say that 14 years later, it still looks no different from the movie! ! A rock movie with a very heavy musical style, the story is relatively simple but the characters are not bad. Hit the girl's...

    • By Devyn 2023-01-24 06:23:00

      cause, with all the changes you've been through, It seems the stranger's always you, Alone again in some new Wicked little town...but Mr. Axl Rose still looks good as a...

    • By Eleanora 2023-01-09 16:28:25

      This feeling of giving everything to find yourself is rock and roll! The song is...

    • By Wendy 2022-10-11 11:26:01

      This inexplicable name caused me to put this movie on for a long time and not be interested in watching it. It's hard to believe that the story isn't based on a real person. The story is so full of emotion, and the performance is so real and brilliant! It just made me unable to calm down for a long time because of such a story that is difficult to resonate. This story makes people understand that it is never easy to say that we understand the pain of others. If we don't experience it, we may...

    Positive reviews

    The subject matter of the film is weird, but it is extraordinarily funny and also surprisingly sad. The film has a unique approach. It can be seen that the director John Cameron Mitchell is very bold and very wise. At the same time, the music of the film retains all the passion and vitality on the stage, increasing the depth, clarity and emotional texture of the film   . (Comment by Claudia Puig in "USA Today") (Comment by Stephen...
    more about Hedwig and the Angry Inch Positive reviews

    Movie quotes

    • Hedwig: One day in the late mid-eighties, I was in my early late-twenties. I had just been dismissed from University after delivering a brilliant lecture on the aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock 'n' roll entitled 'You, Kant, Always Get What You Want.' At 26, my academic career was over, I had never kissed a boy, and I was still sleeping with mom. Such were the thoughts flooding my tiny head on the day that I was sunning myself... in an old bomb crater I had discovered near the Wall. I am naked. Face down, on a broken piece of church, inhaling a fragrant westerly breeze.

      [sees the golden arches of a McDonald's sign over the wall]

      Hedwig: My God, I deserve a break today.

    • Hansel's Mom: To be free, one must give up a part of oneself.

    • Hedwig: Our apartment was so small that Mother made me play in the oven. Late at night I would listen to the voices of the American masters, Tony Tennille, Debby Boone, Anne Murray who was actually a Canadian working in the American idiom. And then there were the crypto-homo rockers: Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie who was actually an idiom working in America and Canada. These artists, they left as deep an impression on me as that oven rack did on my face. To be an American in muskrat love, soft as an easy chair not even the chair, I am I said, have I never been mellow? And the colored girls sing... doo do doo do doo do doo... but never with the melody. How could I do it better than Tony or Lou... HEY BOY, TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!