"What can I say? I understand Hitler," said Lars von Trier during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival in May. "But I think he did some wrong things, yes absolutely, but I can see him sitting in his bunker. But there will come a point, at the end of this... I'm just saying, I think I understand the man. He's not what you would call a good guy, but yeah, I understand much about him and I sympathize with him a little bit." Needless to say, the ill-advised attempt at humor ("humor") caused the 'Melancholia' director much grief: he was named as a persona non grata by Cannes Film Festival organizers and, not surprisingly, had to apologize for the remarks. About that apology.