I'm a Nazi! - Just kidding
May 18, 2011 5:07 PM Subscribe
posted by joannemullen (140 comments total)
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Outspoken Danish Film Director Lars Von Trier, famous for making films in which women have a really hard time, plugged his new film Melancholia at Cannes in somewhat controversial fashion
"I really wanted to be a Jew and then I found out that I was really a Nazi, because my family is German. And that also gave me some pleasure. So, I, what can I say? I understand Hitler. I think he did some wrong things but I can see him sitting in his bunker... I'm saying that I think I understand the man. He is not what we could call a good guy, but yeah, I understand much about him and I sympathize with him ... But come on! I'm not for the Second World War. And I'm not against Jews. No, not even Susanne Bier. I am very much for them. As much as Israelis are a pain in the ass. How do I get out of this sentence? Okay, I am a Nazi. (Later asked about doing a blockbuster) “Yes. We Nazis have a tendency to try to do things on a greater scale. Maybe I could do the Final Solution.” The organisers were 'disturbed' and Von Trier has issued a statement of apology.
As for the film, it's yet another "giggling aria of pretend pain and faux rapture".