Conference (Notes On Film 05)

Conference (Notes On Film 05)

Synopsis

In this grotesque found-footage-film, close-ups of 65 actors playing Adolf Hitler in films created between 1940 and today are combined in shot/counter-shot manner with a soundtrack produced by the Austrian composer Bernhard Lang. No other historical figure of the 20th century has been portrayed more often in films and by so many different actors than Adolf Hitler. (Only Jesus Christ has more appearances in cinema´s history – but with a head start of more than 50 years.) In this grotesque and uncanny identity parade Adolf Hitler is presented as an un-dead who is impersonated by an alarming number of revenants.

Conference is part five of Pfaffenbichler's Notes on Film series, which deals with theoretical and historical film subjects. The film is also part of a series of works about Charlie Chaplin, which includes a number of installations and films. – Sixpack Film