About

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 perfec...

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Directed by

John Cameron Mitchell

Written by

John Cameron Mitchell (Screenplay)
Stephen Trask (Musical)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

An anatomically incorrect rock odyssey

Cast

Keywords

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