I understand Lars von Trier
Well, not when he speaks Danish of course.
The whole Cannes drama about director von Trier saying he’s a nazi has been shot out of proportions. I mean; me and many other Swedes are still waiting for our beloved Queen Silvia to say “I’m a Nazi” because of her father’s business back in the days. And that is all von Trier did, saying he found out his family was Nazis. It doesn’t make him a nazi!
And the “I understand Hitler”-soundbite everybody loves? Sounds to me he tried to say it in context to Hitler shooting his own head off in a bunker. But poorly phrased, yes. So picking on von Trier for those soundbites is REALLY just dickish.
Even though it would turn out that he really is the Danish Mel Gibson I just beg of you all: hate him for who he is and not for what’s being written about him. I have hated the man for a long time. He has made a bunch of my favorite films and I expect more of them to come, but I hate that he doesn’t trust his own films enough to just shut the hell up and let them speak for themselves instead of drumming up drama.
- Lars Von Trier: Sympathy For The Devil (celebs.icanhascheezburger.com)
- Cannes condemns Lars von Trier for Nazi remarks (news-briefs.ew.com)
- Today on indieWIRE: Lars Von Trier Banned From Cannes (moviefone.com)
- OK, jag är nazist (aftonbladet.se)
- Efter Nazi-attacken: Förlåt mig (aftonbladet.se)
- Von Triers ursäkt -efter naziskämt (aftonbladet.se)
- Lars von Trier bannlyst från Cannes (aftonbladet.se)
- Ni får gärna slå mig på käften (aftonbladet.se)
- von Trier – ännu en missanpassad man (aftonbladet.se)
- Skarsgård: Alla vet att han kan säga vad som helst (expressen.se)
- Lars von trier: Jag antar att jag ångrar vad jag sa (expressen.se)
- Dunst: Jag är både ledsen och upprörd (aftonbladet.se)
- Dunst vinnare – trots skandalen (aftonbladet.se)