Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow Hansel to leave communist East Germany for the West. But, in order to marry, Hansel must undergo a sex-change. However, the procedure does not go perfectly and Hansel becomes not a trans woman, but a 'genderqueer', Hedwig. Back in the USA, on their first wedding anniversary, Luther leaves Hedwig for another man. On that same day the news headlines were of the fall of the Berlin Wall and freedom. Hedwig tours the US with her rock band and relates her life story while following her ex-boyfriend/band-mate Tommy Speck (to whom she gives the stage name "Tommy Gnosis"), who stole her songs and rose to fame.
Writer:John Cameron Mitchell (book), Stephen Trask (book), John Cameron Mitchell (screenplay)
A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Jeff L (ru) wrote: Compelling, well-documented and brought into perspective by interresting people, who definitely know what they're talking about.
Simerjit S (kr) wrote: Well Directed, Well Acted, I must say that principally the guy did what was asked of mankind, it shows the true colours of being a sikh, a fighter , a humane person, always ready to put yourself into fire for the betterment of mankind. Must watch for everybody who think they can't go ahead with their principles and values.
David A (fr) wrote: Me ha molado verle en persona, pero la peli es mala de narices :S
Kristian W (kr) wrote: Great sequal. too many exploding heads but besides that great. can't wait for the next one!
Eric H (ag) wrote: Wonderful Oscar-winner for Best Documentary Feature in 1996, "When We Were Kings" is an excellent film about the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" (the boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire in 1974). Old archive footage leading up to the match, recent interviews and stunning information are the big calling cards. Ali, who had a decade of turmoil from 1964-1974, finally was able to re-claim a title that had been taken away from him due to bureaucracy and the U.S.'s uncertainty of his national and international motives. Director Leon Gast crafted an important movie here that would of course lead to even more as "Ali" would become a theatrical non-documentary feature directed by Michael Mann and starring Will Smith some five years later in 2001.
Nick A (kr) wrote: i liked the book a lot more, which is saying something since i hated the book.
Giovanni M (br) wrote: Uneven but hilarious, this is the Looney Toons movie that Joe Dante always wanted to make and unfortunately failed to do years later.
Peter R (au) wrote: An "unknown" Peter Weller classic. In this gem Weller fights both his mind and a nasty rodent from NYC. Those of you that always wanted to see JAWS but were afraid of water can rejoice. This one takes place on land in the comfort of a newly refurbished browstone. This movie would have gotten five stars but alas, Weller's thigh gun compartment was not functional for this film.
Gordon A (br) wrote: A stellar supporting cast try to lift this above the mundane but the hackneyed script shackles it to dullsville.