6.6/10
83
2 user 4 critic

Conversation with the Beast (1996)

An American historian (Mr Webster) comes to Berlin to visit an old man who claims to be the real Adolf Hitler and to be 103 years old. The Hitler who died in 1945, the old man says, was ... See full summary »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Shine (1996)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Director: Scott Hicks
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine
The Ogre (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Stars: John Malkovich, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gottfried John
Leningrad (2009)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Buravskiy
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Olga Sutulova
Music Box (1989)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller.

Director: Bille August
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder
Alice (1990)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Mia Farrow, William Hurt, Joe Mantegna
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

Director: Tom Tykwer
Stars: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk
Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery... and HAL.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.

Director: Josef Rusnak
Stars: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A failed American sales rep looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company's product to a wealthy monarch.

Director: Tom Tykwer
Stars: Tom Hanks, Omar Elba, Sarita Choudhury
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Adolf Hitler
Bob Balaban ... Mr. Webster
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hark Bohm Hark Bohm ... Dr. Hassler
Katharina Böhm ... Hortense
Peter Fitz Peter Fitz ... Dr. Segebrecht
Harald Juhnke ... Hitler double
Dieter Laser ... Peter Hollsten
Joachim Dietmar Mues Joachim Dietmar Mues ... Heinrich Pfarmann
Kai Rautenberg Kai Rautenberg ... Horst Sievers
Otto Sander ... Hitler double
Edit

Storyline

An American historian (Mr Webster) comes to Berlin to visit an old man who claims to be the real Adolf Hitler and to be 103 years old. The Hitler who died in 1945, the old man says, was just one of his six doubles - one for each weekday - while Hitler himself retired into a bunker below the S-Bahn tracks and married a second time. After much deliberation and identity-searching, Mr Webster ends up shooting and killing the self-proclaimed Hitler. Written by Christian Taube <taube@lrz.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

20 February 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Conversa com a Besta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rudolf Steiner Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Geiger, Gaukler, Gentleman (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

fictional art
29 September 2002 | by DerRoosterSee all my reviews

In a theatrical way Armin Mueller Stahl presents here a pitiful Adolf Hitler. The story is very amusing, ironic and, in the end, tragic. Tragic in the end because of the fact that the viewer feels somehow pity, if not sympathy for the 103 year old Hitler. Throughout the movie the viewer is taken forth and back in believing that he is the real Hitler. The unexpected end pulls the viewer back into the real world to realize the hate and anger the person Hitler is producing.

Great acting, funny stories and the totally absurd characteristic of Hitler make this movie one of Armin Mueller Stahl's best ones. If not taken to seriously, the movie is great entertainment.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed