Empty Mirror Showtimes and Tickets
Release Date: 1999-05-07 (Limited Release)
Duration: 2hrs 09min
The Empty Mirror is a phantasmagoric journey through the looking glass of history into the darkest recesses of the mind of Adolf Hitler. Detached from historical time, filmmaker Hershey's fantasy takes us into a dreamlike subterranean environment in which Adolf Hitler encounters the demons of his own psyche. As he dictates his memoirs, Hitler encounters apparitions of his fiendish confidant, Joseph Goebbels; his enigmatic mistress, Eva Braun; the mastermind of his military campaigns, Hermann Goehring; Jewish psychologist, Sigmund Freud; and the mysterious Woman In Black. Through haunting images, Hitler's stream-of-consciousness soliloquies and his exchanges with his phantom guests, the audience receives a terrifying primer on genius and psychosis, domination and destruction. The main action unfolds amidst a streaming flow of archival footage intercut with images from Leni Riefenstahl's masterpiece of Nazi propaganda, "Triumph Of The Will," and private home movies shot by Hitler's lover, Eva Braun.