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Date: 05/19/11 01:52 PM

32 Responses to Nazi Director Kicked Out Of Cannes For Hitler Gaff

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Link: Nazi Director Kicked Out Of Cannes For Hitler Gaff - Director Trier was asked to leave the Cannes Film Festival, being dubbed `persona non grata` by the board of directors.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    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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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    He knew it was a joke in bad taste, but they overreacted.
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    tylertooo Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    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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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    How is this a `joke` and what is the punchline? Not funny.
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    FireBlur Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    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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    readyfisher Male 60-69
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    May 19, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    He is such an non-nice individual...oh I was just joking, my ass.
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    Thjoass Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    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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    Squeakers Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    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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    blounsb999 Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    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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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    Meh, screw these uppity social clubs :p
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    @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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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    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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    verinon Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    blounsb999 "PC is about speaking `safely` so as not to offend anyone"

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

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    samidoll Female 18-29
    616 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm
    This guy`s a huge A-hole, good-bye and hope you never come back!
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    avava9 Female 40-49
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    May 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    freedom of speech...silenced yet again...
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    Im a nazi too. now what? lol
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    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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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    May 19, 2011 at 11:18 pm
    What they kicked out Colonel Klink? Sheesh
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    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 20, 2011 at 6:57 am

    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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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2011 at 8:02 am
    Political Correctness can suck a fat peen in hell anyway.
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    Toider Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2011 at 9:14 am
    Hitler had the right idea
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    alisia Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    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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    Kittycat101 Female 13-17
    150 posts
    May 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    LOL, awkwarddddd. the chick next to him was like "just STFU"
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    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    May 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    So.... did I miss it? Republican?
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    Trojan Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm
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    juanjosec Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm
    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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