Ugh, Lars. Please just stick to making alternately terrifying and captivating films, because this weird Nazi game you're playing is just not going to do. You may remember that von Trier was kicked out of the most recent Cannes Film Festival for his comments about sympathizing with Hitler, and the director himself certainly does, because he won't shut up about it, and he's only digging himself deeper:
There was a point to this whole thing. I think history shows that we are all Nazis somewhere, and there are a lot of things that can be suddenly set free, and the mechanics behind this setting-free is something we really should really investigate, and the way we do not investigate it is to make it a taboo to talk about it.
Good gravy, give me a break, Lars von Trier. Oh wow, the abhorrent injustices carried out by the Nazi regime have antecedents in history? Sometimes events are so terrible and upsetting that we avoid analyzing their multifaceted components for years? Welcome to freshman-year history class.
Do you know what the "point" was, Lars? It was not to get people to reexamine the way they interact with tragic historical circumstances. It was to get attention, which you've now received, so let's stop this little game of make-believe because, straight up, it's embarrassing. Let's just hope Melancholia is fucking brilliant and give this empty provocateur shtick a rest.