As surely as the seasons change, so too do Lars von Trier's thoughts drift to how he might moderately offend some people with awkward statements about Nazis. It was back in May, as the mercury began to rise in the northern hemisphere's thermometers, that the Danish director first made Kirsten Dunst super uncomfortable with some misconstrued jokes about sympathizing with Hitler and being a Nazi and all. He apologized and the the healing began, but now that the leaves are falling, so too have von Trier's Nazi comments begun their descent. Two weeks ago, he dropped the hint that the French--and actually all of us--are real Nazis, and now he's for some reason half-retracted his prior apology for the Hitler statements made at Cannes. Speaking to GQ (as relayed by the Toronto Sun), the director said:
"It's not true. I'm not sorry. I am not sorry for what I said. I'm sorry that it didn't come out more clearly. I'm not sorry that I made a joke. But I'm sorry that I didn't make it clear that it was a joke. But I can't be sorry for what I said - it's against my nature... but that's maybe where I'm really sick in my mind. You can't be sorry about something that's fundamentally you. Maybe I'm a freak in that sense."
Yeah, maybe you are a freak in that sense, Lars. I was more thinking you might be a freak in that your films constantly depict women being somehow tortured, but sure, also in that you won't shut up about Nazis. And speaking of that: please stop talking about Nazis.