Lars von Trier in 2004: Wagner's Ring exceeds my powers.
Lars von Trier earlier today in Cannes: "I'm a Nazi".
A bit more context after the jump.
"What can I say? I understand Hitler. I think he did some wrong things, yes absolutely, but I can see him sitting in his bunker in the end."
"I think I understand the man. He's not what you would call a good guy, but I understand much about him and I sympathize with him a little bit. But come on, I'm not for the Second World War, and I'm not against Jews.
"I am of course very much for Jews. No, not too much because Israel is a pain in the a**. But still, how can I get out of this sentence?"
He expressed admiration for Nazi architect Albert Speer before ending another rambling sentence with: "OK, I'm a Nazi."