Ah, Lars. You poor shmuck. (He has been barred from Cannes, even though his film Melancholia remains in competition, for saying at a press conference that he can understand Hitler. Personally, more than angering me, it makes me think that von Trier would make an excellent subject for a reality TV show). (A more revealing article here, or a brief Youtube clip, here).
And God help me, because - I don't understand Hitler, but I think I understand Lars von Trier.