Updated: Wed, 01 May 2013 14:30:00 GMT | By Tom Phillips
Cannes scandals: the film festival's history of controversy

2009 - Lars von Trier’s Antichrist



2009 - Lars von Trier’s Antichrist (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
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  • 2011 - Lars von Trier: “I understand Hitler” (© REUTERS/Yves Herman)
  • 2009 - Lars von Trier’s Antichrist (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
  • 2006 - Borat wears his mankini (© George Pimentel/WireImage)
  • 2004 - Fahrenheit 9 11 gets political (© George Pimentel/WireImage)
  • 2003 - Vincent Gallo isn't happy with Brown Bunny critics (© Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
  • 2003 - Vincent Gallo isn't happy with Brown Bunny critics (© Rex | Reuters | Getty | WireImage)
  • 1998 - Laughing at Armageddon (© Moviestore Collection / Rex Features)
  • 1992 - Lundgren & Van Damme have a 'fight' (© SNAP / Rex Features)
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It's not like von Trier was a stranger to Cannes controversy - two years before, his sexually explicit horror Antichrist had caused shock and revulsion with its scenes of sexual intercourse, torture, genital mutilation and talking foxes. The film's screening was greeted with laughter, jeers, and loud booing at the end.

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