Cannes 2011: A video examination, Part 4 -- Did Lars von Trier go too far?
Lars von Trier made headlines -- the kind you don't want -- at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. In a monologue that started with the question of Richard Wagner's suitability as a soundtrack choice, the Danish director of "Melancholia" wound up telling a news conference that he felt sympathy for Nazis and Hitler. Was it a joke gone awry or something worse? The Times' Steven Zeitchik and the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips hash it out.