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Cannes bans Von Trier for inappropriate press humor...

Hey folks, Harry here...  I'm not the biggest champion for Lars Von Trier, I think he's immensely talented as a filmmaker, but I've never really liked the man as I've seen him through interviews and appearances.  But today I woke up to find Lars Von Trier banned for this:

 




 

 

Now - seems to me that Von Trier was attempting to tell an awkward and embarrassing story about discovering that his parents were Nazis during the war...  and so he is in fact a Nazi by birthright and has attempted to reconcile this embarrassing bit of family history.   But as Lars got some awkward laughs, he continued to let the mouth flap - next thing ya know, he's understanding Hitler.   Which I don't feel is a remark that should get one banned from Cannes...   He wasn't saying that he understood why Hitler embarked upon the Holocaust & WWII, but if you pay attention, he said he understood Hitler there at the end in the bunker...   which was a joke about wanting to commit suicide, which I feel was the feeling he felt while telling this errant story.   Right?

OR - are we to take him at face value, Lars Von Triers is a self-proclaimed Nazi.   This whole story kind of drives me crazy.   But I felt y'all should be given a forum to discuss this.   Here's the latest from the LA TIMES

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  • May 19, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    First

    by achapin14

  • May 19, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    post 0

    by HEADGEEK

    Here's my final comments on the Von Trier's situation

  • May 19, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst

    by achapin14

    Looks like she wants to jump out of her seat and attack him!

  • But everything else's absolute crap.I will acknowledge that because of his dogma98 doctrine...some parts of Antichristwere stunning...but overall he is just flat-out awful as a filmmaker.if he was such cenaphile...he should do something that challenges him...like an action flick or a rom com.oranything with a regular narrative

  • May 19, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    No Polanski ban though?

    by secretcylon

  • May 19, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Wow. Someone 'firsted' Headgeek

    by steve

    Maybe Saturday is the end of days.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Stupid PC/Stupid Reaction by Cannes

    by Rob

    Maybe if the French weren't so butt-hurt of getting their asses handed to them by the Germans, they wouldn't have overreacted. Again, this is a country that thought the MAGINOT LINE good idea.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    How can we let this be okay for a sober man...

    by FilmBuf82

    ...when we condemn a drunken Mel Gibson. World is full of hypocrites.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Just a Human Moment

    by Flummage

    When I watched this yesterday one of the most telling moments I thought was von Trier's madly trembling hands. His attempt to turn an awkward, artifical moment into something comical, from tragedy, kind of died before it left his lips. The Canne committee's banning of him from Cannes turns something all too human and imperfect, into pure comedy. A happy ending in which von Trier, the lead protagonist, still suffers. I'm sure his depressive, neurotic self will appreciate the gift.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I firsted Harry... and he deleted me post

    by Nick

    or was it fisted? I forget... why is that Harry, you need the first post in the talk back... it's your "story" or "article", so you tech. have the first "post"...

  • May 19, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Well Deserved

    by richievanderlow

    I think it's pretty well established that you don't joke about that. The guy is banned because he was stupid. I don't think it matters that he might have been trying to be funny. Gilbert Gottfried got fired by Aflac over an inappropriate joke that was kind of funny and I didn't think that was fair, but this was appropriately handled. This isn't political correctness run amok.. this is comparing yourself to one of the most despicable and evil human beings to walk the planet.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    The French don't have much of a sense of humour anyway

    by V'Shael

    As anyone can tell, if you've ever been forced to sit through a "french comedy", or even worse a "french sex comedy". They take Nazi's deadly seriously over there. So yeah, there's no way they were going to look at what he said in a rational way. This was a knee-jerk reaction by people who are not capable of using their brains once someone waves the Red Flag of "Nazi" in front of them.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Saying to "understand Hitler" over there would be

    by Nick

    like saying you understand "Osama" over here. Easy for us American's to make light of Nazis and Hitler, because he didn't destroy our infastructure and murder children over here.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I thought that said Vern Troier

    by Tigger Tales

  • May 19, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    What did he say before the clip started?

    by professor murder

    Because Kirsten already looks uncomfortable from the get go. And he keeps eyeing her down as he's trying to talk, making her skin crawl. Poor Dunst, ha! What an awkward moment. You can see early on during his stumbling words that he kind of pauses and realizes he talked himself into a ditch, BUT HE KEEPS GOING!

  • May 19, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    lars vs mel

    by j_difool

    i think people von Trier fans will give him a pass and get mad at the "reactionaries" when the same people might have gotten enflamed over Mel Gibson's remarks and behavior. is there a difference between them? perhaps. certainly in the degree of vitriol. but if nothing else, this OUGHT to reveal to Von Trier fans just what an empty-headed moron he HAS ALWAYS been. (and his films are just a symptom of that). Next up, debunking the "genius" of Terence Malick.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I've never understood Lars Von Trier

    by judderman

    Sometimes I wonder if Lars Von Trier understands Lars Von Trier.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    This is bullshit

    by Korrom

    Banning von Trier for an awkward interview is absolute bullshit. I saw this interview and actually found it very funny, as was the intention I'm sure. Von Trier never, not one second, took this whole panel serious, including the part with him proclaiming to be a nazi by birthright. He just spun his joke a little to far. I mean come on people, I'm german and even I get the joke. Mellow the fuck out!

  • May 19, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    That’s stupid.

    by frank

    I haven’t liked any of his films that I’ve seen, but this seems like an obvious overreaction to me. If someone joked about sympathizing with Bin Laden I would say the same thing. Chris Rock joked about sympathizing with OJ Simpson and that was funny. Von Trier sucks, though. Dancer in the Dark was like some sort of depression porn. All of these terrible things kept happening to Bjork that would never have actually happened in real life. Gratuitous tragedy is not nearly as fun as gratuitous nudity.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Eh, you offend people at a dinner party...

    by Chewtoy

    ... you get asked to leave and don't get invited back. Saying you're on the side that raped and murdered their families is never conversation that's going to go over well. The guy's not being thrown in jail... he's being kicked out of a festival for killing the buzz. Too many people these days have such a sense of entitlement that they feel they should never suffer any repercussions at all for their behavior.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    He Just Wanted to Have an Excuse To Do What He Really Wants to Do

    by kevinwillis.net

    ""I want to be surrounded by porn people who love me for what I am, who say, 'Where do you want the erection, where do you want the penetration.' Where it's not complicated. There wouldn't be a porn star running out there saying 'Lars said this or Lars said that.'"

  • May 19, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Fucking Nazis. Nothing ever changes.

    by frank

    Say what you will about the tenets of National Socialism; at least it’s an ethos.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Also, Dancer in the Dark Was Horrible

    by kevinwillis.net

    Terrible film. Not House of Sand and Fog terrible, but terrible, at so many levels. The only redeeming part was Bjork's soundtrack, which Lars really can't take credit for.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    PEOPLE SHOULD JUST STOP TALKING ALTOGETHER

    by BSB

    Every war in the history of mankind can be traced back to talking. Fuck talking.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I'm sure Lars...

    by Duchess

    ...will be fine. His fans will still support his films and despite not being able show them in a room full of poeple full of themselves, I don't think his artistic vision will be affected to the point of ruining his career. On a side note; this is probably the worst instance of misinterpretation and selective 'hearing' I have heard of. People need to climb down from their high horses, take a shit that stinks like everyone elses, and calm the fuck down.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    HE SHOULD'VE JOKED ABOUT RAPE. THE FRENCH LOVE RAPE.

    by BSB

  • May 19, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    what a joke

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    this guys is banned from Cannes, yet beaks is allowed to continue to wander the streets, think of the children!!

  • May 19, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    AWKWARD!!!

    by Neil

    Poor Dunst.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    A bit of an overreaction, I think.

    by Rhuragh

    The man is clearly not a Nazi sympathizer and nothing in his work should lead anyone to believe otherwise. He's reacting in pain to the knowledge that he is a descendant of people who belonged to one of the most hated classes of people in history, and he's doing it in the only way he can, by trying to turn the pain into humor. He can laugh or cry, and he chooses, in this case, to laugh (those who know anything about von Trier know that he suffers from depression...I'm sure he's done his fair share of crying over this too and didn't want to do that in public, so tried to make a joke to diffuse the tension and stress he was feeling). People like von Trier tend to wear things like this as a badge in order to remember that they should be _that_ much better, that much smarter, that much kinder, in order to _atone_ for the sins of their, or their family's, past. He's saying, "Yes, I'm a Nazi. My family willingly belonged to the Nazis. And I'm going to do everything I can to repudiate everything they stood for."

  • May 19, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    But BSB, talking about rape *is* "fuck talking".

    by D.Vader

  • when are people just going to ignore him and his shite movies?

  • May 19, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Lars needs to make more depressing movies.

    by knowthyself

    He doesn't make enough of them.

  • Yeah they shouldn't ban him but neither should anyone think there's anything remotely clever about this. He's made a prize penis of himself.

  • Just go away Lars. Dogma 95 was over in '95.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    The French are glad to die for love...

    by knowthyself

    They delight in fighting duals But I prefer a man who lives And gives expensive jewels.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    AICN doesn't usually cover these tabloid/ugly but un-movie specific issues.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Why turn the spotlight on this one? As opposed to Arnold's love child and how that effects his next movie, for example.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    God Harry, did you actually read up on this before posting

    by siouxfire

    Sorely disappointed in you.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    TOUCHÉ, VADER

    by BSB

  • May 19, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    THAT WAS A BALL-CRUSHING MOMENT, THAT'S FOR SURE

    by BSB

  • May 19, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Who gives a shit

    by Series7

  • May 19, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I am

    by Series7

    More concerned about people still giving this fuck money to make movies. How can one just flush money down the drain like that?

  • May 19, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Why, reluctant austinite?

    by D.Vader

    Bc Harry needed to throw in his two cents on this one. I think its weird too.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    =D

    by D.Vader

  • May 19, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    series 7

    by dagwood

    you're a douche and probably under 21. And probably have never seen a film from outside the United States. So shut it.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    LVT actually said...

    by siouxfire

    "If I have hurt someone this morning by the words I said at the press conference, I sincerely apologise. I am not antisemitic or racially prejudiced in any way, nor am I a Nazi." He even states in the press conference that it's a joke, but we all know he provokes to get a reaction and hey presto--look what's happening.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Harry, you are just wrong

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    Von Trier is clearly making light of anti-semitism, the holocaust and Hitler and his Nazis. He is an idiot. And what does "Israel being a pain in the ass" have anything to do with his film? And then he refers to a director as "one of God's best children." I take it back he wasn't making light, he is anti-semitic. And his films SUCK! And Polanski is a Child Rapist.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Von Trier's next project

    by kermit_the_fraud

    Will be THE SOUND OF JUDEN. A musical that follows the Von Trier family in the rolling hills of rural Germany. When a new Polish nanny is brought into the household, the children open their hearts to music and love. Until she disappears in a week, to be replaced by a new Polish nanny. A week later..... Old Scratch is even now stoking a fire just for me......

  • May 19, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Poseur

    by ObiBen

    Cheap Lynch knock-off.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Dagwood

    by D.Vader

    I think you missed Series' point.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    He's an incredible film maker.

    by knowthyself

    And I have a love or hate relationship with most of his earlier work. I want to hurt him for the horror of watching Bjork being tortured for two hours but Dogville, Manderlay, and Antichrist are all brilliant works. He said something dumb...life will go on.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I just want to know if Dunst cuts off her clitoris in this

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    If so, as much as I hate Von Trier I might just have to rent this and fast forward to that scene.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    obiben is right

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    Von Trier wishes he had an iota of Lynch's talent.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    The French had to take a hard stance against Von Trier's pro-Hitler statements

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    since they bent over for the Nazis during WWII.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    wow

    by D o o d

    what a weird and awkward moment for a nazi! Thank you Mr. Von Trier, I will now never watch any of your movies as I am unable to seperate the artist from the art!

  • May 19, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    HE SHOULD'VE HAD A DOG OR WOLF SAY HE'S A NAZI

    by Meadowe

    cuz that's what he's known for right? some dog coming out of nowhere speaking?

  • Now that would be funny.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Nazis.............I hate those guys!

    by Grace_Panda

  • May 19, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Harry, nice try, you should get a job as a PR man for the Tobacco industry

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    with the way your able to twist his words into something not so bad.

  • and Harry tries to wipe the shit from Trier's shoes and call it chocolate mousse

  • May 19, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Peedo Polanski gets loved by Cannes

    by StoryFirst

    And yet they ban Von Trier for this? There is talk that he had a meeting with the powers that be at Cannes and he completely pissed them off - hence the ban. Fair enough. But ban Polanski as well. For goodness sake, the man drugged, raped and sodomised a 13 year old girl, and then fled the country to France to evade jail. That deserves punishment...but people (this site included - defend yourself Harry!) suck his a-hole every time! Society really is doomed.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Anti-American Jew hater

    by the_rising

    He is certainly anti-American. He may in fact hate the Jews too. Many in Europe do and blatantly so. Who knows? What we do know is he is a moron for saying what he said. And Harry is a fucktard for trying to cut him some slack.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Joke 'em if they can't take a fuck.

    by fustfick

    Cannes bans one of the world's most fascinating filmmakers? WTG, jackasses. Of course, von Trier, "the provocateur" is probably loving this. Or he's cowering in a dark closet somewhere worrying about throat cancer or some shit. What a weirdo. Anyway, I can't wait for his new movie!

  • May 19, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    "and so he is in fact a Nazi" Oh, please...

    by ravenloff

    Someone please explain to me how Nazism, or any other political -ism, is passed along by the parents at birth. I'm glad Cannes did what they did. The moral relativist crowd, even in the film industry, have begun to realize the limits of their equivalent worldviews and this is a good example of that being smacked right back down. Right where it should be.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    It's all over for him

    by BobParr

    His films are almost unwatchable for a vast majority of the human race. Everyone that works with him regrets it after because the man is so fucked up. But he gets a pass on everything from the critics and the intellectuals because of his vocal hatred of the USA. That made him an "artist" with "integrity". Now that he's babbling about being a Nazi (or whatever) it won't be hip to like him and his movies will have to stand on their own merit.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Its the law

    by rahtard

    France has a zero tolerance policy in regards to nazis and Hitler. Look at John Galliano. He was in a drunk fit, said he hated a person because they were ugly and if Hitler had his way ugly people would have been killed (which is true). Now he's in jail for that. Europe has a different approach with the nazis and so they should.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Poor Kirsten looks appalled

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    I hope Von trier at least got her to show her cans in this. At least he'd be good for something.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Confusing...

    by stlfilmwire

    Umm... OK. He was joking and they ban him. Gibson was serious, and they give him a standing ovation. Didn't they screen Brown Bunny too? OK. I'm a little confused.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst's Best Performance

    by BobParr

    Oh Dear Lord how I hate her as an actress. But her squirming in this clip is hilarious. I do not claim to be a psychic but I can definitely read her mind here: "SHUT UP LARS, JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP RIGHT NOW, SOMEBODY KILL HIS MIC!!!"

  • May 19, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    He´s an idiot..

    by IKilledSuperman

    ..and his films suck on the same tit Uwe Boll´s do. So, who cares.

  • May 19, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    WAIT. HE HATES AMERICA?

    by BSB

    Send in Team Six.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    THEY WOULD'VE LOVED HITLER IF HE WAS A RAPIST

    by BSB

    True story.

  • Throwing von Trier's ass out isn't some judgment on or overall punishment for his lifetime value as a human being, it's for him using the platform they gave him to offend people at their festival. It has nothing to do with some subjective scale measuring who is worse than anyone else. If some dickweed at your party shits in the punch bowl, you can throw his ass out and not have to make sure you've also thrown out everyone else who has ever done anything wrong in their lives first.

  • Or Michael Bay around here.

  • "Must think of the investors, always the investors..."

  • ...he comes off like someone I'd want to slap around, until blood flowed. But that just makes me the asshole.

  • and the Jewish power players that run Hollywood and the international film industry will take offence and make sure to stifle your career. Talk about a double standard. If he had an offhand comment about any other ethnic group or historical tyrant, eg Stalin, there wouldn't have been any uproar about this.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    But, jesus, I still think Kristen is so adorable...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Go ahead, bring the hate. LOVE YOU, KD, YOU BIG QT!!!!!!!111!1 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • May 19, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    I sympathize with Dunst

    by kiwicanuck

    I wish she flashed her boobs to distract him mid-thought and get him to shut the f up. Man she's good-looking, and that was excruciating.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    DUNST = WORST COMEDY WINGMAN EVER

    by BSB

  • May 19, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I do feel very sorry for poor Dunst...

    by Chewtoy

    Sitting up there aghast, watching her evening go down in flames. When you think about how much time the people involved invested in this film, it's just painful to see. I understand she did go all artistic and put herself out there with full frontal nudity and such for this role. This premiere probably had to be a big deal for her. Then that idiot runs off at the mouth during the press conference, the after party gets canceled, and the guy gets himself banned.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Lars is a Jew hater - Kirsten's reaction says it all.

    by Fandude7

    If Lars was truly kidding, then Kirsten would not have looked so painfully akward. You know she just wanted to ge the hell out of there. Her look is just priceless. You just feel for her. Good for the Cannes people to recognize a Nazi sympathizer in their group.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Comparisons to Gibson...

    by the_box_drone

    ...are retarded. Gibson may not have said that shit if he wasn't drunk, but he also wouldn't have said it if he didn't mean it. I've said a lot of stupid shit while drunk that I never would have said while I was sober, but it doesn't mean I wouldn't think it. It's completely obvious that Lars was just doing a very bad job of telling a very tasteless joke. Big deal.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Never cared for Von trier or his artsy fartsy films.

    by Stalkeye

    Dogville, Mandelay and now The AntiChrist?!? Nevermind banning him for his offensive comments, him being a talentless director is good enough.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    All together now!... (With apologies to Mel Brooks)

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Open your mouth. Stick in your foot. Bash Israel. Hitler ist gut. Get banned from Cannes. You just made a French mistake. Viola!

  • Geniuses, like Lars Von Trier, don't have to live by the same rules as normal society. Therefore, it allows him to say whatever he wants. When you are a genius, and I know this very well, you can go beyond the boundaries that hinder normal men. You don't hate Lars Von Trier, you are jealous of his genius. Don't be, because no matter how hard you try, you will never be able to accomplish what he has. Just be content with what little you have.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by Mike

    He kinda failed at life there. "How can I get out of this sentence?" "Well we have another question for you here..." *grabs shovel* "Fuck it! I'ma keep digging! Okay, I'm a Nazi." Really makes it hard to feel bad for him.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I think I understand Von Trier in the end in his bunker

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    sitting there in front of reporters, killing himself with his stupid idiocy.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    errr...voila!

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

  • May 19, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Polanski isn't deserving of praise either.

    by Stalkeye

    Pussy ass Pedoski just upped and flee from the US while avoiding justice. And yet he's still making Movies while earning praise from the Hollywood elitists. Then again, a rat bastard like Elia Kazan was a hero to many in the motion picture industry. No surprise.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    France is sucks

    by In Action Man Reborn Requiem

    They should change their name to "Rapeistan"

  • May 19, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    That French IMF guy

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Who here thinks that if he gets out on bail that he'll really come back to the United States if there's a trial?

  • May 19, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Ban the jerks that boo movies!

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I don't care how bad a film is, kind of a douche move to boo it. What are these frenchies, 12 years old mentally?

  • May 19, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Is it wrong

    by Samuel Fulmer

    To think that was more entertaining than Spider-Man 3?

  • May 19, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    That look on Dunst' face isn't anger or disgust...

    by Gary Busey's Upper Half

    it's "oh shit, my career!".

  • May 19, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Banned for this?

    by Sanya08

    This is really ridiculous move. I mean sure, joking about being a nazi and understanding Hitler is not the best way to be funny but a joke is a joke. Even if the joke is bad. Anyway I like Trier's movies. Yes, he's making god damn depressive ones but I love 'em. He's O.K. in my book.

  • May 19, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    D'oh!

    by donkingkong

    Epic gaffe but the dude is no Nazi come on. PC bullshit.

  • His poor attempt at humor would be offensive to many Europeans, God's Best Children and Non-God's Best Children alike. The Polish and many others were thrown in the Concentration camps as well as the Jews. So, go sell your Jewish Hollywood Elite conspiracy to the Tea Party or someone else who buys that kind of crap. Trump would probably pay good money for it.

  • May 19, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Anybody that knows anything about Von Trier

    by kwisatzhaderach

    knows that he is a mischievious imp, controversial and a troublemaker. But he's not a Nazi for fuck's sake. Thank god we still have filmmakers like Von Trier kicking around, Melancholia looks about 1000 times more interesting than the bland corporate crap that JJ Abrams is shilling us.

  • May 19, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Stalkeye

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Antichrist came out in 2009, Trier's new film is Melancholia. Do try and keep up old boy.

  • May 19, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Von Trier to join Polanski

    by djangoilbastardo

    ...in a remake of CHINATOWN as "Evelyn Mulwray". "I'm a Jew!" SLAP! "I'm a Nazi!" SLAP! I'm a Jew!

  • I commend him for pulling it off too a degree and conning people such as yourself, but I see through his pretentious bullshit.

  • May 19, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    That said, I son't think it is fair to compare Von Trier to Pedanski

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    Even if he were anti-semitic and a Nazi and loved Hitler he still wouldn't be as bad as a convicted self confessed child rapist.

  • May 19, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    poor kirsten is right ...

    by follyway

    Look you can argue all you want about whether he said if been banned it not, but bottom line us no one really thought it was funny and he obviously gets off on pushing buttons. For people noticing how awkward kirsten is looking it wasn't just this comment. Previously in the presser he said that his next film would be a full on porn because kirsten was insisting she get some penetration next time. He says this next to a woman who just went full frontal in a movie for him because she trusted him as an artist. Comments like that betray that trust. Ban or know the guy is undeniably an asshole!

  • May 19, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    sorry about the grammer

    by follyway

    I'm on my phone it auto corrects and there is still no edit function on this talkback

  • May 19, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Von Trier vs Bear Jew

    by Killaarmy

    Firstly, people need to think before they talk. This blowing nonsense out of your ass is just crazy. I get that artists are quirky at times but delving into Nazi rants is just over the top. Secondly, there's a pretty amazing comic strip poking fun at Von Trier's tirade on this site therefor the reference to the Bear Jew: http://oscarandozcar.com/ Third, I'm kinda surprised he was ejected from the event. I expected the French to just brush it off but it seems Cannes has a level of self respect that is quite impressive. Even if it was a joke (which I'm quite sure it was) bad taste. He's a great artist, let your work stand on its own, don't do asinine bigoted publicity just for shits and giggles. Now the world will simply look at him like a jerk.

  • fucking hypocrites

  • May 19, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    No, didn't miss the point...

    by dagwood

    ...just tired of "why do they keep giving this guy money to make movies" argument. LVT - love him or hate him, is an artist. A director with a true POV. This is rarer and rarer these days for this argument to come up, irritates me.

  • So, WTF was Von Trier talking about?! Idiot! Oh and the film looks dreadful. Even he said he made a bad film in one of his more lucid moments being interviewed at Cannes. I just feel bad for Kirsten who does let it all hang out only to have this jerk demean her with his porno comments and betray her by saying he made a crappy film.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Sorry, you didn't pay party dues, so you're not a nazi.

    by cookylamoo

    Cheezes me off people think they can just go around saying their Nazis. Also, sitting in a bunker, pissing our pants, I think we can all relate to that.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    That said, tough luck on Dunst for buying into this guy's pretentious con job

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    You made your bed, now lie in it. Oh, btw, it stinks because Trier has no qualms about crapping where he sleeps.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Kirstin's face says it all

    by Jaster

    Holy shit, talk about watching a man hang himself!

  • May 19, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    PORN COMMENTS

    by BSB

    Wow. No wonder Dunst was pissed. I actually feel for her.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst's reaction was sublime...

    by DickBallsworth

    ...in the way she managed to handle the WAIT, SHE GOES FULL FRONTAL IN THIS?!?!

  • he even threw Charlotte Gainsbourg into the porn comments after the soul and hole bearing performance she gave him in Antichrist.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    On the plus side,

    by Jaster

    As someone that's always thought Dunst was pretty fugly, she's actually cute in that clip. Maybe it's the low resolution. ;)

  • May 19, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Dunst's best acting of her career in that PC

    by Rob

    She's a Nazi sympathizer at heart.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    An aside: Lookin' good Kirstin Dunst!

    by mjgtexas

    Congrats on layin' off the booze and cocaine...On Von Trier, this is bad, but not quite Billy Bob Thorton Q TV Interview bad. The "we're fucked" look on his bandmates' faces still makes me uncomfortable when thinking about it.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    THAT_SAID_CHOPPAH

    by BSB

    I think a dissertation on why women associate with him is more deserved. I don't know what happened to feminism. It's like a dead concept today.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach

    by Stalkeye

    "Antichrist came out in 2009, Trier's new film is Melancholia. Do try and keep up old boy." Uh, sorry but I don't bother to look for the latest Von Trier release as his resume does not impress me. And that-said the choppah have nailed it on the head with his post/sentiment. His Movies are unwatchable and not to mention how they come off a bit pretentous. "Thank god we still have filmmakers like Von Trier kicking around, Melancholia looks about 1000 times more interesting than the bland corporate crap that JJ Abrams is shilling us. " Well, despite me not giving a shit about Von's films,(and I have watched many indie movies during my lifespan.) I do agree about the Abrams comment. Sounds like something Asi would say. hmmmm.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    I knew AICN would publish an article on this --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- but I was expecting Quint to write it.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Why would Dunst work with this A-Hole?

    by BigTuna

  • Fuck who knows, seemed to me he was pretty complacent and forthright in his beliefs, but then tried to lighten it up.. but it's hard to tell, because it could just be "lost in translation", and he couldn't hit the beats he was going for in english-language humor, so it came off as serious, but then at the end he seems pretty self-aware of when to laugh and smile at what parts are now supposed to be a "joke".. so again, who knows? Or cares?

  • May 19, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Why Most TB'ers are Idiots :101

    by macheesmo3

    "I hate the stupid hollywood cycle of sequels,remakes and comic book movies!!! Why won't they make anything original?" " Lars Von Trier and Roman Polanski's original movies are crap and stupid and artsy fartsy because I have the mental abilities of a red squirrel!" "I don't care what their movies are about I won't support any artists whose ideals differ from mine and they are all evil bastards whose art should be locked away and never shown because I disagree with them!" "Foreign movies with subtitles are boring...so are Black and White movies. I think 'splosions are bestest" "I don't understand Von triers movies so they must be horrible and crap and he's a bad director" Look people, I am noticing a tendency in here to not be able to seperate opinion with quality. Sure I can watch Manderlay and it not be my cup of tea (which it wasn't) but I could still see , plainly in front of my face, that a quality film was made. Some of you little twerps must have awfully entitlted lives to be so dismissive of a directors attempt to wrestle his demons through his work...... Love his movies or hate them, I think he deserves a little credit.

  • May 19, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Lars Von Trier

    by Azby

    is Jewish you morons - he was being ironic, it just didn't work - at all. Also the 'porn' comments he made were taking the piss out of the press' obssession with nudity in his films.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Then again...

    by ObiBen

    ...Cannes is the ultimate poseur magnet...

  • May 19, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Should have called himself a born-Communist

    by jorson28

    It would have been almost as appropriate - most Germans even during Hitler's rule were Socialists, and half of Germany went under Communist rule after the Third-Reich. Besides that, I don't think he'd have gotten banned - quite the reverse, Cannes being France and all, they probably would have put him on a pedastal or something.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    The joke is on all of you...

    by Kirbymanly

    This is exactly what Lars wanted-- everyone talking about him and his new film. He will now walk away as the most discussed element of the festival. He does this all of the time and the media always falls for it.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Hitler was proof that you should watch out if you piss off an artist

    by alienindisguise

  • May 19, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    How moronic do you have to be

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    to take this seriously. The people behind this decision must have watched a Von Trier film or two and yet they took this (bad) attempt at humour at face value? I despair.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Oh come on... he's like that guy at work

    by MoffatBabies

    that works really hard, but everyone hates because he's really awkward and people don't understand him. And there's a middle-management douche that's wanted him fired for years. And this guy is just waiting for the right fuck-up, the right mistake to fire him justifiably. Antichrist pissed off all the wrong people for all the wrong reasons and you know he rubs people the wrong way... almost always in association with the press. So I think this was just inevitable. In other words, I'm not surprised at ALL. And eventually they'll be kissing his ass.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    World's Sense of Humor R.I.P. 9/11/2001

    by cookylamoo

  • May 19, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    [dioxholster]

    by MoffatBabies

    Because wikipedia is edited by 90% sharp, detial-oriented geniuses. And the other 10% are self-important douchenozzles with nothing better to do with their time. Oh and RIP SGU. Nice finale though, huh?

  • May 19, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    detial?

    by MoffatBabies

    I meant detail. LOL. Shows you why I don't edit at wikipedia.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    poor kiki. wanna get away?

    by vulturess

    lol.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    "The joke is on all of you..."

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    Wrong! I'm not watching his movie and neither is anyone else, so his attempt at attention grabbing is an Epic Fail!

  • May 19, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Kirsten has German ancestry

    by MaxCalifornia.

    So she probably felt doubly uncomfortable during that bit.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    "World's Sense of Humor R.I.P. 9/11/2011"

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    Again FAIL! He was not funny. Maybe if what he said was actually funny people would cut him some slack. FAIL!

  • May 19, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    SEIG FAIL!

    by BSB

  • Don't start none, won't be none.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    MELANCHOLIA!

    by BSB

    Gesundheit.

  • May 19, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Never noticed that Von Trier looks a lot like Mike Mignola --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- could you imagine Mignola going on a Nazi tirade at a comic convention, Haha!

  • ...as the real problems we're facing as a species become increasingly intractable? Humans are the craziest people!

  • I'm looking at you, froggies.

  • May 19, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Hitler Killed Over 60 Million People

    by themanwithaname

    Not just 6 million, as some would like you to believe.

  • May 19, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    that_said_the_choppah...

    by Kirbymanly

    I'm glad you have the ability to speak for everyone in the world. That's quite the gift. You're missing my point. Whether you see the film or not has nothing to do with it. You're talking about it. That's exactly what he wants.

  • May 19, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    It's not that Dunst got un-hot and then hot again...

    by Krinkle

    ... it's that fanboys got upset with her because she didn't fix her teeth for Spiderman or something. She's always been a terrific actress, I think.

  • May 19, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    ... and she was always hot.

    by Krinkle

  • Now if he raped a child or a hotel maid, he'd be a cultural hero there.

  • May 19, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    All that said ... I will be seeing this movie.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Von Trier may be an idiot, but he's an idiot who saw fit to film a naked Kirsten Dunst bathed in moonlight.

  • I've had to deck a few baguette-biting dignitaries in my time. Just because I've had five wives (that I remember), doesn't mean you effete, wine-quaffing, cheese-nibbling, Hitler-appeasing surrender monkeys get to fondle any woman of mine's bottom. CHOPPAH takes his liberties with the ladies, for sure, but always with their permission.

  • May 19, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    CHAOS REIGNS

    by Kammich

  • If so, you must be French. Or Roman Polanski.

  • Because that's all this is.

  • May 19, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I thought it was funny in a tense kind of way

    by Tassium

    Like a parody of a movie press conference. The loony director, the hollywood starlet and the french. It's all you need, someone should make a film out of it. Robert Downey Junior to play Lars and Kirsten Dunst can play with herself on screen. I mean play herself of course.

  • May 19, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    tassium

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    For this vision of yours it'd be better if she played with herself, too.

  • May 19, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    kirby, whether or not people see his film has EVERYTHING to do with it

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    Granted, if he didn't say dumb shit like this nobody would know he even had a film out. But, my point is that even given this silly publicity stunt NOBODY is still going to see this crap. Because, it is not relevant and nobody cares about Lars Von Trier except for pretentious twits who think it makes them cool to do so. Truth is, deep down inside THEY don't even like it. They just pretend they do. Which is apropos, since Von Trier pretends to direct.

  • May 19, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Lars was just softening the jews up for

    by Lando Griffin

    the ass fucking Obama gave them today

  • May 19, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Not to be outdone by Von Trier, Charlie Sheen just announced he's the Antichrist

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    And he's releasing a sex tape with him, Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte "no clit" Gainsbourg having a threesome.

  • May 19, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    You can't separate "The Art" from "The Artist" in Art Cinema

    by tatoosh

    Movie stars and Hollywood types get a pass when it comes to saying stupid crap and having backward political and religious ideologies because their work isn't a representation of thier beliefs. It's commercial. So people don't care. I don't care who made my hamburger at Applebees. If a filmmaker or actor is selling his/her film as 'art', as Von Douche does, and is revealed to be a phony or a bigot, the films will lose the 'Art Premium'. In other words, the benefit of the doubt that artists get when they present something controversial is gone. People want to feel smart and enlightened by appreciating an artist that pushes (or destroys) the envelope (see: Harry's A Serbian Film review). But if it becomes known that the artist is an awful person, thier work will become dismissed by the art fashionistas.

  • remove the stick (or cock) from your ass people, jesus christ, i swear the sensitive liberal sissies in this world is beyond pathetic

  • May 19, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    IT IS NOT HUMOR YOU DUMBASS AND ABOUT TIME HE TOOK RESPOSIBILITY

    by Proman1984

    IT ALL HIS FAULT - AND NOBODY ELSES. YOU SAY SHIT PREPARE TO FACE SHIT

  • May 19, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Oh that Lars..

    by BookhouseBoy

    What a scamp!!

  • May 19, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    billy_d

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    CHOPPAH knows a joke when he sees one, even if it is an idiotic, unsuccessful one. You don't need to educate me. The last person who "failed" me was my 10th grade biology teacher, Miss McClure. I more than made up for it with extra credit, of course, if you know what I mean ...

  • May 19, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    that_said_the_choppah speaks for all!

    by Kirbymanly

    Your point is completely invalid because your argument is based on speaking for EVERYONE. One of your arguments is that his films are not relevant? Relevant to what? You? So that means no one is going to see it? A shit-load of people went to see "Thor" the past two weekends. Is that because it's "relevant"?

  • May 19, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    He's the real Dr Strangelove

    by Mel

  • May 19, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Speaking of humorless dolts....

    by mjgtexas

    Has anyone clicked on Ebert's blog lately and read the Thor absolutists prattling on about the critic's "errors" in accessing their hero? Hard to believe almost 400 virgins can be offended by a man with no functional mouth.

  • May 19, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    A "Nazi" by birthright?

    by Teddy Artery

    "Naziism" is not a genetic condition, Harry.

  • May 19, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    cause genocide can't be excused after mere gynocide?

    by JRKerr

    nah thats fine. hooray for getting banned from canners. fuck em all. he can come to texas frightmare weekend next time.

  • May 19, 2011, 6:56 p.m. CST

    FRANK'S TV

    by Spielbergs Furious Racism

    You just don't understand the guy.. He's got emotional problems man.

  • May 19, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Lars obviously forgot who he worked for...

    by conspiracy

    You can do ANYTHING you want in Hollywood and not suffer for it...Snort Coke from the unbearded clams of Cambodian Child Prostitutes, dig for the succulent deep gravy rumored to be found only in the ass of a 13yr old girl, have a rap sheet 3 miles long and cost the studios millions due to your asshole behavior. But mention anything that in any way, even in passing or in jest, offends the delicate, thin skinned, knee jerk sensibilities of the guys who run the place and the financial powerhouses that back them. Instant Blacklist. Fact. By the way...The Kosher Delis of LA charge WAY too much for their Pastrami, one would think they are fucking diamond merchants for fucks sake....incredible as their Pastrami is; go to an Italian run joint instead...90% as good, half the price. FACT!

  • May 19, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Oh Yeah..Cannes position on Leni Reifenstahl was..?

    by seansarto

    "In 1954, Jean Cocteau insisted on "Tiefland" (Reifenstahl's film) being shown at the Cannes Film Festival, which he was running that year. Cocteau greatly admired the film."

  • treatment from the USA judicial system. Are they so sensitive as Nazism is concerned or plain and simply hypocrites?

  • May 19, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Lars Von Trier: I fucked a cockroad today.

    by KilliK

    -I decided to make a movie about it.

  • May 19, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Do NOT mess with the Jews.

    by Hipshot

    Mel Gibson found that out. A group of people who were almost exterminated just two generations ago are...rather protective of certain aspects of their history. It would be like telling rape jokes at an incest survivor meeting. Lynch jokes at an NAACP meeting. Just...hyper bad taste, like shitting in the punch bowl. Yes, people are sensitive, but there you are. If anyone has reason to be sensitive, it's people who came that close to extinction at the hands of Nazis.

  • May 19, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    IN THE JEWS' DEFENSE

    by BSB

    They had nothing to do with this. It was the rape loving frogs who hate the Nazis only because of the constant reminder that they're impotent little worms who surrendered before barely lifting a rifle.

  • May 19, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    harry the journalist

    by biberkopf5

    good write up harry!

  • May 19, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    The thing with Hitler, he had one testicle. Von Trier doesn't have any.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Obvious scrote envy. At least if he busted out the child molester joke from Blue Valentine, Polanski would've laughed. Instead he's out there alone with the 37 people that enjoy his films.

  • May 19, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Kirsten Dunst's reaction makes this a classic!!

    by PHVCKO

    This is up there with Mike Meyer's reaction to the Kanye West "george bush doesn't care about black people" statement

  • May 19, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    LARS AIN'T THE ONLY ONE CANNES-BANNED

    by BSB

    Word's out that this guy is not allowed within 5 miles of the place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-1lao5UUac (Hi Stuntcock, nice to see ya)

  • May 19, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Since someone referenced Both Hitler and Nazis

    by cookylamoo

    Shouldn't this thread have been dead after the third post?

  • May 19, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    I love Lars

    by satanicpanic

    Absolutely fucking love him and completely understand him and sympathize with him. I want to be able to say whatever the fuck I want so I am all about people in the public eye being able to say whatever the fuck they want. And THIS is a JOKE about his FAMILY and his manic DEPRESSION. People are so over the top PC I could puke. And to the person who said Dancer in the Dark was terrible.... you should stop watching films and commenting on things you don't 'get'. Dancer in the Dark is brilliant, makes me fuckin cry every time I see it, and Bjork lit up tha fuckin screen in every single scene. INCREDIBLE movie and INCREDIBLE soundtrack. So yeah..

  • May 19, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    BTW-

    by satanicpanic

    Im a total, thru and thru, dyed in the wool LIBERAL. And I make racist jokes and holocaust jokes and fuckin mentally handicapped jokes (in good humor and around my friends only of course) so Im sick of the whole liberals are PC cunts bull shit. Get fucked. You need it.

  • May 19, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    "(in good humor and around my friends only of course)"

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    Thats the key, keep it in-house and among people who know you ... carry on. Take it into the open world ... prepare for a shit storm.

  • May 19, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Roman Polanski

    by satanicpanic

    So sick of dudes mentioning him. Every time I see his name mentioned by dudes trolling forums I can't help but think they're fuckin jealous cuz they just want some teenage pussy themselves. Oh Roman Roman Roman you fucked up a thousand years ago and nobody can get over it. Far as Im concerned the kids showbiz hungry mother is to blame not some horny old dude who thought he was invincible for a bit. OH and the 'child' is like a fifty year old grandmother who didn't want to press charges, has said she got over that shit long time ago, and wishes people would shut up about it. So you not doing the 'victim' any favors by bringing it up all the time completely out of context.

  • May 19, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah but see

    by satanicpanic

    He was talking about his own parents. And about himself. He had every right to say everything he said without people flipping their wig. Ain't there anything more important going on in the world?

  • May 19, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    satanicpanic

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    Totally agree ... but thats the world we live in. Anyone with a drop of common sense and the ability to properly digest what he said can see in no way was he trying to be offensive. Just wish Dunst had kicked him under the table and told him to save it for later.

  • May 19, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    satanicpanic

    by Dirk_The_Amoeba

    Dude, making no comment one way or 'tother on ol RP, but dude raped a child and some things like child abusers and mass murderers have no expiration date on the outrage over them.

  • "He is most excellent director of film."

  • May 19, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    He should title his next film GODWIN'S LAW

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Or maybe REDUCTIO AD HITLERUM. Unless he wanted to dirty either one up for that porno he promised. Not sure why, but I honestly believe that Miss Dirsten Kunst could probably suck a mean dick.

  • May 19, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    at 0:25

    by smackfu

    Did Von Triers just gain an energy cell? As someone who has occasionally said very crazy things that were not Freudian slips but illogical brain farts while intoxicated, I believe that when artistic people say crazy things, it should be taken with a grain of salt. I know I would hate to have people thinking my crazier ideas were my true, unhindered self, when they were in fact things that did not even make sense to my sober self. Intoxicants intoxicate. It's not a crystal ball to the soul, it's just a magnifying glass placed on obscure, malignant trains of thought that float through all our minds. Imagine your worst fears come true, that all the world saw the craziest shit you mind had committed to rna, and believed that demented content was who you truly are. We all have darkness, we all have crazy thoughts. Just because those thoughts were thought, does not mean they have credence or relevance in the subject's mind.

  • May 19, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    "...I sympathize with him a little bit."

    by Keith Blocker

    Perhaps understanding Hitler shouldn't get one banned from Cannes; however, Von Trier took his comments further by stating that he sympathized with Hitler. sym·pa·thize    /ˈsɪmpəˌθaɪz/ Show Spelled[sim-puh-thahyz] Show IPA –verb (used without object), -thized, -thiz·ing. 1. to be in sympathy or agreement of feeling; share in a feeling (often followed by with ). 2. to feel a compassionate sympathy, as for suffering or trouble (often followed by with ). 3. to express sympathy or condole (often followed by with ). The man is free to see say what he will. But he needs to understand that there are consequences for his words. Perhaps a European film festival isn't the wisest place to try and articulate his embarrassing bit of family history.

  • think about the craziest thing you ever thought while sober or fucked up on drugs, and imagine if that was plastered across the 24 hour news cycle. Are you in any place to judge? I guarantee you, if I had full roam of your brain I could produce things you've fantasized about that would make the devil blush. So please, let's all be responsible adults and realize that in a 24-hour news cycle where everyone on the planet has a camera and microphone, everyone is at risk of being caught saying the craziest shit we can come up with. Just because no one on earth happens to care what you said on Friday, doesn't mean you're safe from the information shitstorm. All it takes is hits and forwards for the dumbest thing you've ever said to be broadcast on CNN. Just ask Alexandra Wallace.

  • Kidding! Ban if you want though.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    IF I WERE DUNST I WOULD'VE DONE THE NAZI SALUTE

    by BSB

    That would bring levity into the moment and diffuse the tension.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    "We don't do celebrity gossip at AIC"

    by Partyslammer

    .... it's all about the work. Yeah, ok. Got any bridges ya wanna sell?

  • May 19, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    It's obvious that...

    by JethroBodine

    It's obvious that he had a point that he was trying to make, and about 10000000000 other things crossed his mind at the same time he was trying to make that point. My guess is one of them was "wow, I wish I had thought about this a little bit more before I opened my mouth" or "well this wasn't a good idea to talk about this, too late now, go for broke, no wait, no go ahead, no wait, oh hell...". And he got distracted from his original point and crashed and burned in his delivery. That kind of thing has happened to EVERYONE at one time or another. You just keep digging yourself deeper and deeper into a hole, and find yourself with no way out of it. At least that's what I'd like to think happened. We'll see if he has anything further to say about the matter as time goes on. But I'm thinking it was just a case of him putting his foot in his mouth.

  • but there is a HUGE difference between legally hooking up with some horny 16yr old Canadian chick while on vacation; and drugging then ass raping some 13yr old girl you carted off to a Hollywood Coke party.

  • because comparatively you are all much more talented.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Diox....Dunst could not have saved him...

    by conspiracy

    anything she could have/would have done would have caused mud to get on her too. Besides...you give her too much credit, it's all the chick can do to just remember to breathe.

  • May 19, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World

    by MooseMalloy

  • May 19, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    And shut the fuck up, smackfu!

    by MooseMalloy

  • ...

  • May 20, 2011, 12:14 a.m. CST

    LARS VON TRIER IS NOT A NAZI!!!

    by Johnno

    He may be many things... a liar... a pig... an idiot... a nazi... but he is NOT a porn star!!!

  • May 20, 2011, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Oh, NOW they stand up to the Nazi's!

    by Keblar

    Great timing France.

  • May 20, 2011, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Jews are overly sensitive

    by Nabster

    It's ridiculous how Jews take offense to an obvious joke. Extremely hypocritical.

  • May 20, 2011, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Overreacting cowards

    by GWARHOL

    How dare anyone say they sympathize with another human being. Jesus christ.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:58 a.m. CST

    It clearly a joke

    by Obscura

    And its about as offensive as The Great Dictator was.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:25 a.m. CST

    The whole dogme95 stuff is bullshit

    by hst666

    That probably influences me to se him as a pretentious douche. It;s one thing to have a contest with your friends to see who can make the best film with a set of restrictions, but generally speaking, you should be creating your vision and if that entails artificial light and special effects, so be it. He is a talented filmmaker. I just think he's a douche.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:36 a.m. CST

    The look on Kirsten Dunst

    by george

  • May 20, 2011, 4:36 a.m. CST

    's face

    by george

    =surreality. sorry

  • May 20, 2011, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Lars von Trier says:

    by ClancyWiggum

    "Say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, but at least it's an ethos" LvT is a weird dude with a weird sense of humor, and about being banned from Cannes I'm pretty certain he thinks "fuck'em if they can't take a joke"

  • May 20, 2011, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Lars, Gibson, Gulliano, Oliver Stone...

    by AllThosePowers

    ...you're all my heroes!! Love everyone of you for speaking the truth. Because it is a fact that obody has the right not to be offended

  • May 20, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Maybe Von Tier should team up with Schwartzenneger

    by Stalkeye

    and film Nazi Porn...Housemaids of the SS. With cameo appearances from Ann Coulter, Michelle Bachman and special guest star Mad Mel Gibson. I see $$$$ in this.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    satanicpanic

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    I can't help relish the irony of someone named satanicpanic defending both Lars Von Trier's dumb comments and child rape.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    "I make racist jokes and holocaust jokes and fuckin mentally handicapped jokes."

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    You must be a blast at cocktail parties!

  • May 20, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    genderblender, I don't feel threatened by Von Trier's words

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    They were stupid, they were insensitive and they were a blatant attempt at shock. Which is all Von Trier's films are: just a pretentious hack waving his dick at the world and trying to rub everyone's nose in his own shit so people like you can call him a "creative genius" who makes "thinking man's art." Well, I for one call Bullshit! CHOPPED!

  • May 20, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    No one would be defending him if he ranted about gays....

    by maverick68

    or black people.... Hope this completely destroys his career and makes the bigoted Leftists that support him take a hard look at their own hatred and prejudices.....

  • May 20, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    SyFy just apologized for canceling SGU

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    NOT!

  • May 20, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    More PC pussy-ass faggotry

    by AsimovLives

    Fuck, i'm dead tired of this shit!

  • May 20, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    NOW WE KNOW WHERE THEY PUT HITLER'S BRAIN

    by BSB

    In Von Trier's head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 20, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    What an idiot

    by jackofhearts29

    Free speech is free speech, and yeah, guy can say whatever he wants, and yeah, I know he has a "dry" sense of humor (code for "only funny in his own head")... but come on. What a fuckstick. This is like walking into a party and dropping a turd in the punchbowl.... real cutting satire there. Of course, no publicity is bad publicity... 1000s of people today have heard of Von Trier who didn't know he existed before.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Asi

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    If it were Jar Jar Abrams who said this you would be crucifying him.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:57 a.m. CST

    LOL.. yes, he should have been bounced.

    by tailhook

    Its a press conference to promote a film, that Nazi even came up was wtf. Either he was doing it to shock knowing it would make the news, or because he went wildly off tangent. Either way, it was unprofessional and yes they should have bounced him. Learn how to do your job, promote the film and move along. I felt really bad for Kirsten Dunst, at least a celebrity who knew automatically just what kind of hole the director was digging for himself.

  • May 20, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    that_said_the_choppah

    by smackfu

    Dancer in the Dark was definitely not a pretentious hack waving his dick at the world. Nor was Antichrist, it isn't the most watchable film around, but it's an interesting look at the psychological effects of your sexuality being responsible for the death of your child. It actually made me understand what that would feel like, which is for better or for worse an accomplishment. Let's not pretend that any level of moral high ground is at play when it comes to the shunning of celebrities. It's about one thing and one thing only, reveling in the suffering of someone famous.

  • May 20, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    smackfu, we just happen to disagree on Von Trier

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    I'm not saying that he doesn't have a right to make the kind of films he does, as long as people will continue to fund them. Personally, I think they're just throwing money into a black hole. I just don't find any artistic merit in his work. He is like the Uwe Bowel of art films. But, that is just my opinion and the opinion of most people. I like Lynch, Greenaway, Jodorowski so I am no stranger to challenging filmmaking.

  • May 20, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Is it as bad as what Oliver Stone once said?

    by Stalkeye

    A few years back, some Black Journalist had mentioned to Stone, how much he loved Scarface. Stone then responded in a nonchalant manner: "All the N*ggers love Scarface".LMMFAO Wether he was making an poor attempt at humor or just being some arrogant racist, that was uncalled for. And to some degree, I can understand why many people view Von Tier's comment as offensive if not insensitive. After watching a few Documentaries on Auschitwz and not to mention films like The Grey Zone that potray horrific situations within a Nazi interment camp, there's really not a time or place for said remarks. Let Lars make a joke about Blacks and slavery only to have the fireworks ignite up his ass. (0:'

  • However, since the topic is these idiotic comments, I'll give an opinion on that. I don't think he actually meant that he is a Nazi, was a Nazi, supports Nazis or Hitler. If you listen carefully to everything he says and put it in the proper context I think that's pretty clear. But I DO think the comments are still several different kinds of foot in mouth ridiculous - totally ignorant and completely unfunny. The fact that he couldn't tell that by the way the people around him were reacting is kind of disappointing on another level, but that's really neither here nor there. Still, I don't believe banning him from Cannes is really any kind of a punishment. The correct punishment would have been to let him stay and be questioned by every single reporter over and over regarding what he mean, what was he trying to say, does he understand what he said, does he understand how what he said is being interpreted, etc. etc. etc. THAT would have been pure torture for the guy and a much more fitting result. Forcing him to leave feels a bit like letting him off easy, to me.

  • I've ALWAYS thought that film was absolutely atrocious, but whenever I've discussed it with people the go on ad on about how good it is. How it made them "cry". Bleh. Just an awful, manipulative piece of crap film. Same with Antichrist, only that one throws in the shock gimmick, too. And the fact that Bjork, who is known to be an extremely open and giving person (to everyone other than paparazzi, lol), said she would never act again because of her experience with Von Trier says A LOT about the guy, imo.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    jaka, but Bjork did act again

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

    in a film by her significant other Mathew Barney, another pretentious twatwaffle who thinks he's an artiste. She has quite the track record as far as starring in films.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    that_said_the_choppah, lol, true

    by Jaka

    Fortunately for me (I guess) I hated Dancer so much that I still haven't seen Drawing Restraint 9.

  • May 20, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I think Barney is/was her boyfriend, too

    by Jaka

    I have to give her at least a half pass for being in a film by a pretentious twat waffle in that regard.

  • May 20, 2011, 4:41 p.m. CST

    HEY, THIS STORY REMINDS ME OF VON TRIER

    by BSB

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/jury-recommends-life-without-parole-for-china-arnold-1164987.html

  • May 20, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Somewhere i read that in one of Trier's movies

    by KilliK

    there was an unknown actor who desperately wanted to play in Trier's film.he didnt mind what role he would end up to play,he even didnt want to be paid as long as Trier would let him play in the movie. Trier told him that if he would let him pee on him as he was standing,then he would allow him to play in his movie.The actor agreed and Tier in front of the crew,unzipped and started peeing on the poor actor while he was standing on his feet. Now i dont know if that rumor is true or some of the usual yellow paper gossip,but on the other hand Trier seems one of those pathetic arrogant pricks who wouldnt mind to exploit the need or desire of someone else and pull a stunt like that. anyway.

  • wake the fuck up moron, go to that invisible door handle..open it and jump out in true 'performance art' style

  • May 20, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Dunst should show her titties in the press conf

    by KilliK

    Then immediately would ignore Tier and his moronic humor and focus on her puppies.She would save both herself from embarrassment and Trier's banning from Cannes. Oh and would give us worthy material for fapping.

  • The fact his films are held as silly and loathed for their pretentious vanity is NOT evidence of intelligence or insight.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Dagwood

    by D.Vader

    If you think that's what Series was saying, I think you did miss the point.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Then again... never mind

    by D.Vader

    I somehow missed his second comment about the money.

  • May 21, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    satanpanic

    by Hipshot

    Lars DOES have the right to say whatever he wants. And the Canne committee has the right to say whatever THEY want, and in this case what they said was: "this is a private party. Don't come back." With great freedom comes great responsibility.

  • May 21, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    LOL, poor Kirsten.

    by SunTzu77

    Dunst is so uncomfortable with his comments that she's constantly shifting. I feel sorry for her. Hey, the guy is a film director - not a rocket scientist or ontologist. He's an idiot.

  • May 21, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Kirsten should have said...

    by SunTzu77

    "I need to go to the ladies room." And, left the room. LOL