While the Arabs were complicit with the Nazis, France suffered under the boot of Hitler's Nazi invasion. I suspect the French, both in Cannes and elsewhere, are a little less "understanding" of Hitler. Probably very few French did not lose a loved one or acquaintance due to Hitler's evil plans. May bad luck befall von Trier wherever he goes. His remarks are unforgiveable.
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from the article: Cannes Film Festival bans Lars von Trier over Hitler remarks