Lars von Trier stepped on the third rail Wednesday when he called himself a Nazi and Hitler sympathizer in jest. The joke didn’t go over so well, and, his apologies (sometimes sounding sincere, sometimes not so much) didn’t win people over. Today, Cannes officials took an unprecedented step, declaring him persona non grata at the festival. This marks the first time Cannes has exiled a director in its 64 year history. What will Lars do next? The provacateur suggests that he will return to his native Denmark and shoot porn films:
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.’
He also might want to add hiring a few good handlers to the to-do list. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a few classic Danish films, we have Vampyr and La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, both by Carl Theodor Dreyer, in our collection of Free Movies Online.
Lar Von Trier has made some excellent films and I wish he had stuck to commenting on the Gaza concentration camp and Israeli land grab that Open Culture has never openly censored Israel for.
Von Trier is pro human.
The disappointment for so many of us is that so few U.S. citizens know about Operation Paperclip. The wholesale import of German Nazis into the US after the war. The effects of that particularly in connection to MK ULTRA and mind based trauma control will take decades to heal for those that are not yet dead.
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