Mitchell seemed to have the perfect life with a beautiful wife, a family, nice house and a successful career. However, he finds himself missing old times from his youth and so embarks on a road trip with a friend who has known him his whole life, Carter. During the long trip, their pickup truck breaks down in the middle of a desert road leaving them stranded with no signal on their cell phones to call for help. It's not too long before a supposed stroke of luck, though, when another car stops to help them. In a strange turn of events, Carter waves the other driver away insisting that they hadn't actually broken down, and admits to a furious Mitchell that he took a wire out in a bid to have a catch up with his old friend. They do talk, but as the frozen desert night air overcomes them, tensions arise as they begin to criticise each other's lives - an argument that very quickly turns nasty.
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A surrealistic, detached from real time, what-if fantasy in which AdolfHitler madly dictates his memoirs while holed up in his infamous bunkerafter World War II, "The Empty Mirror" is one of those art housefilms so impressed with itself and brimming with pretension that it's difficultto sit through at all, let alone take it even half as seriously as it takesitself.
Veteran British actor Norman Rodway stars as the mad dictator,goose-stepping around a minimalist sound stage while Nazi propaganda filmsare projected in the background, devouring scenery with rabid pontificationsabout his philosophy and his legacy (sample dialogue: "The Jews taketheir disintegration so personally!")
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