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Lars Von Trier LIKES Being Persona Non Grata, Digs Deeper Hole With Hitler Comments

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Last we heard from Melancholia director Lars von Trier, he had made an extensive apology for his awful Nazi comments (above) from the Cannes Film Festival.

Now, Lars is not only accepting Cannes' decision to kick him out of the festival, but he's sort of thanking them for it, because of the title they've given him:

"I must say, `persona non grata' is a wonderful word. It has a sweetness to it that I can't deny. I'm not at all happy about what happened, but the word is something like an order you get."

And here's Lars failing trying to justify his Hitler comments:

"Of course, I don't sympathize with what Hitler had done. The only thing I said was that I, after seeing Bruno Ganz in the bunker, could kind of see a little human being sitting there. And I thought, that was very good, because I think that there's a little bit of a Nazi in all of us, and there's a little bit of a human being in Hitler, and I think to think otherwise is dangerous."

A little bit of a Nazi in all of us???

Seriously Lars, it's time for you to stop talking. We were SORT OF inclined to give you a little leeway because it seemed like you weren't serious, but you just keep digging yourself into a deeper and deeper hole. Too deep for us!

What do U think of Lars von Trier's newest comments?

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21 comments to “Lars Von Trier LIKES Being Persona Non Grata, Digs Deeper Hole With Hitler Comments”

  1. 1

    Perez, you're the SS of rectum soldiers

  2. 2

    There is a huge abandoned Natzi compound in Rustic Canyon,the property was bought from Will Rodgers.

  3. 3

    Oh C'mon perez, you were a FUCKING MONSTER calling girls whores, and lusting over underage kids, and now you act like if you're a saint, Lars Von Trier is one of the most talented people in the world, you ought to know that artist are always kind of crazy, and lars is know for his black humor, let alone . . . Most of the Jews I know are fucking rich so I don't think Lars joking a bit is a big deal

  4. 4

    he was trying to say that there's good and bad in all of us.

  5. 5

    Maybe you can host an awards show called Nazis Who Watch Glee.

  6. 6

    Much as I hate the Nazi admiring comments and suspect this is a rationalisation
    he has a point. Most people are capable of dictatorial behaviour,
    scapegoating and bullying. The extent to which they get away with it depends on
    the amount of power they wield and the number of people they wield it over.
    A figure like Hitler enables people to delusionally imagine that all the evil humans
    are capable of is concentrated in one figure and that they themselves are morally
    innocent. But the Holocaust would never have happened without the support and
    complicity of millions of Germans who supported/idolised Hitler. Perhaps we should
    all acknowledge our capacity for evil but strive a little harder to be good.

  7. 7

    there is a a little Nazi in Perez hilton its the part of him that passes judgement on people he does not know, the part of him that makes him think he is worth being noted, the part that makes him think he is still relevant. Here is the biggest scoop to ever be on this site :: Perez Hilton is an insecure, self absorbed, over worshiped (in his own mind) fake flake, wannabe. :: OOO wait, we already knew that, damn i just pulled a Perez. Now im a day late dollar short just like him… shit…. well back to the point Perez is a little Nazi seeing as the man in this report was using that term to define the little bits of of all of us that says i hate this type of person or that type of action..

  8. 8

    Re: bongo – lmao!

  9. 9

    Perez have you never heard of "the banality of evil"?? That's clearly what he means by a little Nazi in all of us, that ordinary men do extraordinary things, and no one is entirely safe from committing evil acts, but that we'd like to think they are some heinous monsters so that we can distance ourselves from it and feel better.

  10. 10

    He is totally right.. everyone has a part of them that is dark, negative, and "hitler" like.. that doesn't mean in the literal sense.. it doesn't mean that everyone of us will recreate the holocaust… He is saying that every human being has good and bad within them, it is up to us to choose which we side with on a daily basis… I have heard many spiritual teachers use his exact language… He just shouldn't have used those words in a setting with the movie industry as an audience…. The jewish community is a huge part of the movie industry, he should have been more sensitive with choosing the words "nazi" and "hitler".

  11. 11

    The world is not black and white- there is no Good side and Bad side. So many shades of grey. I think Lars picked a very poor time to express his thoughts. Far too deep for such a forum. He needed to express that in a place where the conversation could continue so he could express his intent further, such as he's having to do now. He is also Danish and as he said and said that his: distinctive Scandinavian humor was misunderstood by the international press corps: "It was really stupidly done and it was in the wrong forum. At the press conference with Danish journalists, there were no problems, but I do not think the international journalists understand my Danish humor"

  12. C.L.B says – reply to this


    I think what he was very badly trying to say was that there is the capacity for evil in all of us, just like there is capacity for good. Was it a mistake to use Hitler as an example? Yes. Should he have voiced his opinion in France, which has a notorious hard line approach to the expression of any pro-Nazi views? No. But that doesn't make the gist of what he is trying to say wrong.

  13. 13

    i pray no one is hitler like. This is beyond a lil bad in all of us. hitler was insane. He KILLED people for NO reason. he starved them, rapef them the killed them. There certainly is NOT a lil bit of that in everyone!

  14. 14

    Re: starlighht – Just Like christians did

  15. 15

    Re: ANimmer – exactly my point of view: "the banality of evil" by hannah arendt, worth reading

  16. 16

    It took me all of 2 seconds to find out that there's a movie called "Downfall/Der Untergang" made in 2004 starring Bruno Ganz (an awesome actor) as Hitler. It was nominated for an Oscar and given 8.4 stars out of 10 on the IMDB website. Von Trier was referring to the film. I'll have to check it out. It's about Hitler's last days in the bunker. As I've said on other posts about this…out of context/sound bites = misunderstanding/ignorance. Yes, I think it is dangerous to think of evil humans as monsters and not human beings as challenging as it might be. How do you think Nazis, gay bashers, white supremecists and their ilk succeed? You make a person or a group of people the enemy/the other and make them less than human, make them something to be afraid of, and then it's easier to abuse, degrade or kill them. It still goes on today so it's a lesson that hasn't been learned by everyone. It's a pretty common concept that we humans are capable of great goodness and great evil so yes, there's a little Nazi in us all and a little human in every Nazi. "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster." Nietzsche

  17. 17

    I'm no Perez-hater, but honey, you need to calm down about the Nazi thing. I know it's a sensitive issue- but all this guy is saying is that there's darkness in all of us. There's a fear in all of us that could cause us to do harm to other people. Perez, you yourself allowed a form of fear to cause you to talk shit about perfectly nice people. Is it the same thing as killing something like 6 million people? Of course not, but he said there's a "little" Nazi in all of us- get over yourself.

  18. 18

    Lars von Trier's statements concerning HITLER was benign. It's true. People, Society haven't changed much from the ancient days and we think we're so advanced. Lars has every right to say what he wants. What's the problem with speaking your own mind. I will remember him now.

    Control freak humans—-eh—equals a little bit of NAZI in all of us. He says want he thinks—HE's OUT! But look you are controlling what is to be said HENCE! HE IS CORRECT! Hitler didn't like the truth either…you all fell into it.

    Lars: Say whatever you want.

    I'm a Jew.

  19. 19

    I'm not saying that the guy picked the right time to say all that or that his choice of words were exactly great, but I see where he's coming from. I think he was saying there's good and bad in everyone. I mean man is capable of anything; I remember something about an experiment where a college lecturer or someone took a group of kids into a prison and turned them into guards and prisoners and it's amazing how carried away these kids got in their pretend roles - I think that's what the guy was trying to say.

  20. 20

    I also watched the Swiss actor Bruno Ganz give an amazing performance in the bunker drama "Downfall." It was memorable and quite moving, unlike other Hitler depictions I've seen over the years. Mr. Ganz was simply amazing.

    Lars von Trier's comments were silly and indefensible, and all he's doing is digging a deeper hole.

  21. 21

    Downfall is a good film…it didn't make me like Hitler…