The Danish filmmaker caused an uproar at the Cannes Film Festival when he made clumsy remarks about Hitler and Nazism | VIDEO
Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier caused an uproar on Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival when at a press conference for his film "Melancholia" he wandered into a rambling statement about feeling sympathetic to Hitler.
The video below shows von Trier speaking, and his star Kirsten Dunst looking intensely uncomfortable as he goes on about Hitler.
Von Trier said: "I think I understand the man. He’s not what I would call a good guy, but I understand much about him, and I sympathize with him a little. But come on – I’m not for the Second World War. And I’m not against Jews – Susanne Biers, no not even Susanne Bier (that was also a joke). I am of course very much for Jews."
The director later formally apologized for his remarks.