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The Empty Mirror (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, War | 29 January 1999 (USA)
Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Rodway ...
The Typist
Hermann Goering
Woman in Black
Lorri Scott ...
Floating Female Spirit
Raul Kobrinsky ...
Randy Zielinski ...
Hitler Youth
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Hitler Youth
Hitler Youth
Elizabeth Hershey ...
Hitler Youth
Chris Levitus ...
Hitler Youth (as Christopher Levitus)
Chip Marks ...
Hitler Youth


Adolf Hitler faces himself and must come to terms with his infamous career in an imaginary post-war subterranean bunker where he reviews historical films, dictates his memoirs and encounters Eva Braun, Josef Goebbels, Hermann Göring and Sigmund Freud. Written by MG

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If he looked in the mirror, what would he see?


Drama | History | War

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images and thematic material | See all certifications »


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29 January 1999 (USA)  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,688 (USA) (7 May 1999)


$10,750 (USA) (21 May 1999)

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Did You Know?


The actor playing Hitler has blue eyes, as you can see when he uses a magnifying glass at the start of the film. The real Hitler had brown eyes. See more »


[first lines]
Adolf Hitler: Before us lies Germany, within us marches Germany, and after us comes Germany!
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Featured in Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) See more »

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An Excellent Film
30 August 2000 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Well I see people are po'ed because this film doesn't get all preachy about how "Hitler is evil". Well come on, there are countless films that talk about the holocaust and such, this film is unique in that it is trying to explain Hitler from HIS POINT OF VIEW. It is a very interesting film and a must view for any historian interested in the WW2 era. I'm sure many will disagree if it is an accurate portrayal of Hitler or not, but that should be an interesting debate.

Oh yes and Norman Rodway gives one of the best 'one man' acting performances I've ever seen. 8/10

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