Video of von Trier's "Nazi" comments released

The highlight: Watching Kirsten Dunst try (and fail) to hide her embarrassment

By Emma Mustich
Published May 19, 2011 6:59PM (EDT)
Lars von Trier and Kirsten Dunst, star of his movie "Melancholia," at a news conference in Cannes.
Lars von Trier and Kirsten Dunst, star of his movie "Melancholia," at a news conference in Cannes.

The controversy surrounding Lars von Trier's recent "Nazi" comments is already well-documented (as is its fallout: his banishment from Cannes). Today, The Telegraph uploaded raw video of the news conference at which von Trier made the ill-considered remarks; despite the attention the director's words have received, the star of the clip could well be his leading lady, Kirsten Dunst, whose expressions make her discomfort more than clear:

 


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