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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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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?

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing war images and thematic material | See all certifications »
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$4,688 (USA) (7 May 1999)

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$10,750 (USA) (21 May 1999)
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When Hitler wears his uniform with the brown coat and white shirt he wears a black tie. The real Hitler, when wearing this uniform, would wear a brown tie with a tie pin of an eagle astride a swastika. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adolf Hitler: Before us lies Germany, within us marches Germany, and after us comes Germany!
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Edited into A. Hitler (2010) See more »

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An Interesting Foray Into a Fascinating Character
29 November 2000 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I strongly disagree with the comments made about this movie. It's not obscene. It's an honest attempt to get at the heart of one of the most fascinating and significant people in history. Sure, it takes some chances but all great works of art do. Is there any guarantee that Hitler actually had the thoughts that the writers of this movie think he had? No. But that's the case with most biographical movies. All in all, I found the movie disturbing, enlightening, and very much worth seeing.


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