Lars Von Trier Explains His Bad Self

“There is no denying that von Trier is a provocateur. He describes the device as ‘a tool’. Saying he’s the best director, making challenging films, creating a furore has been his way of getting what are essentially small-budget films from Denmark noticed.” Of his alleged misogyny, he says, “I think I’ve always been the female characters in all my films, you know, the men tend to just be stupid.”