Nazi Director Kicked Out Of Cannes For Hitler Gaff

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago

Director Trier was asked to leave the Cannes Film Festival, being dubbed "persona non grata" by the board of directors.
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Male 15
@Kittycat101
Friday, May 20, 2011 9:36:50 PM
LOL, awkwarddddd. the chick next to him was like "just STFU"


are you serious? that is kristen dunst
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Male 511
Woops
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Male 546
So.... did I miss it? Republican?
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Female 150
LOL, awkwarddddd. the chick next to him was like "just STFU"
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Female 166
As someone who is very familiar with Trier and his work, he is a very mysterious man. He has many fears, flying - germs - you name it. He has had these fears since a child. He was raised in a household where feelings were almost completely forbidden. Strange, because his parents were a kind of new age hippy type.

Now, he is incredibly thought provoking. He cannot help that this is his way. Looking at his body of work, so artistic, sometimes so disengaged, no I don`t think he is a threat to anyone. I also don`t think that he should be kicked out of a film festival when his work is so important there. How many awards has he won at Cannes?

Regardless, it seemed almost a joke and the more it made others uncomfortable, the more discomfort he felt. I don`t think there was seriousness here outside of him finding himself understanding Hitler. Not such a horrible thing to look for a man behind a monster. This is more of an artistic feat and the stuff that makes
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Male 452
Hitler had the right idea
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Male 1,311
Political Correctness can suck a fat peen in hell anyway.
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Male 37,914

GRadde - I was thinking more on the lines of something like saying parents are responsible for obese children, but it`s not PC. You`d upset the little darlings if you forced accountability or responsability for their actions on them. That is a truth.

No, it`s not PC to call it bad parenting. It is PC to blame a corporation and cry for the death of Ronald McDonald.
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Female 374
If he had an ounce of intelligence, he`d know you can`t say stuff like that and not expect a poostorm.
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Male 2,402
What they kicked out Colonel Klink? Sheesh
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Male 2,553
>Gerry
Like saying that homosexuality is a sin? It`s something highly non-pc, however, I think you`ll agree with me in that that is not the truth.
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Male 718
Im a nazi too. now what? lol
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Female 70
freedom of speech...silenced yet again...
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Male 36,564
This guy`s a huge A-hole, good-bye and hope you never come back!
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Female 614
poor kirsten dunst looks so awkward. she keeps looking to someone like "is this really happening? really? should i laugh? cuz i kind of hate him a little for doing this here... okay i`ll try"

i would pat her on the back if i could.
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Male 37,914

blounsb999 [quote]"PC is about speaking `safely` so as not to offend anyone" [/quote]

PC is often tool used to silence anyone who says a truth you don`t like.


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Male 335
Looks like Mary Jane would rather be getting slapped in the face by Peter Parker than have to listen to that guy.
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Female 1,441
This was awful. He was trying to be funny and he failed miserably. Kristen Dunst actually looked gorgeous though despite her obvious discomfort. I still can`t wait to see Melancholia.
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Male 2,422
@readyfisher: you can`t have freedom of speech without freedom of association. He said some things they didn`t like so they kicked him out of their club, something they are perfectly entitled to do. He was perfectly free to say what he did, he was also free to face the consequences.
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Male 2,332
Meh, screw these uppity social clubs :p
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Male 183
PC is about speaking `safely` so as not to offend anyone - I think we can all agree to that. Here is what Ben Franklin had to say about liberty (freedom)and safety:"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
That being said, there IS such a thing as tact and knowing when to keep one`s mouth shut. Just because I HAVE the right to an attorney doesn`t mean I need to avail myself of one on a daily basis, nor to I need to bare arms everyday.
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Male 21
I gotta disagree with your view readyfisher. He was allowed to say what he wanted, and they are allowed to remove him from their group. Free speech was never a guarantee of speech without any consequences, only criminal retribution.
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Male 53
This was a joke. but he is horrible at English, and our fine Danish humor does not translate well into other langauges. it might have been a joke in bad taste, but a joke none the less. now they declared him persona non grata... Cannes, the same people who have had Roman polanski, a wanted sex offender, on their jury, decided that since Von Triers comedy skills arent good enough they dont want him around.
@Fireblur: im guessing your the kid in the art gallery that thinks all the paintings look like crap if you cant see what they are right away.
granted he makes weird films, but he sure as hell never let anyone tell him what he can and cannot do. and he has won in cannes before, and recieved the jurys special honor. so he probably aint all that bad..unless of course you know more about it than they do.
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Male 1,377
He is such an non-nice individual...oh I was just joking, my ass.
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Male 25,416
meh....
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Male 16
In today`s social live we can only speak PC. Any other view is not allowed. Freedom of thought and speech is not really free , only what is approved by PC standards. Don`t even think I am pro -nazi , it just that we are not as free as we think we are.
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Male 197
Okay, so we have established that it was a joke. It wasn`t funny. You can make offensive Jew jokes and be funny. That had to have been one of the most forced instances of offensive comedy I have ever seen. Kirstin Dunst`s face just illustrates the awkwardness.

Now, that being said, this has got to be the absolute best representation of Von Trier`s career. I`m sorry if you disagree, but his films are absolute, and I know IAB`s filter system is going to tone this down by more than a few notches, complete and total horsepoo. Seriously. They are such drating dumbass works of cinematography that it is unbelievable he is considered a B-list director. You know when people look at a painting and wonder the difference between being abstract and making a mess on an easel? Yeah, he`s that kid in your art class that squeezed out all of the paint tubes onto a piece of construction paper and called himself the next Jackson Pollock. That is Lars Van Trier`s career.
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Male 670
How is this a `joke` and what is the punchline? Not funny.
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Male 240
What a tool. Having said that, the official statement is kinda funny. First it mentions self expression, then it condemns the aforementioned tool for expressing himself. We libs sure like to paint ourselves into corners, don`t we? sigh...
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Male 1,440
He knew it was a joke in bad taste, but they overreacted.
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Male 2,514
Is the Cannes Film Festival not a festival of self expression?

I mean, had this "joke" been made in one of Lars` movies, he would have probably won an award for it. But because he says it in real life, they throw him to the wolves?
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Female 8,044
Link: Nazi Director Kicked Out Of Cannes For Hitler Gaff [Rate Link] - Director Trier was asked to leave the Cannes Film Festival, being dubbed `persona non grata` by the board of directors.
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