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  • Von Trier questioned over Cannes ‘Hitler speech’

    October 6, 2011 | 11:07 am

    Director Lars von Trier was questioned by Danish police for saying at the Cannes Film Festival that he had sympathy for Hitler.

    Inciting racial hatred and justification of war crimes is illegal under French law.

    Von Trier said Wednesday in a statement released by his publicists...

  • Director retracts apology for Hitler sympathy at Cannes

    September 20, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Director Lars von Trier has retracted his apology for his expressions of sympathy for Hitler and Nazis at the Cannes Film Festival.

    In an interview in this month’s GQ magazine, von Trier said his apologies at and immediately after Cannes, where he was declared a persona non grata...