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

2004 - Fahrenheit 9/11 gets political



2004 - Fahrenheit 9 11 gets political (© George Pimentel/WireImage)
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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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Michael Moore's rabble-rousing anti-George Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 caused a political storm when it debuted at Cannes in 2004 - even more so when the jury, headed by director Quentin Tarantino, awarded it the Palme d'Or. The film outraged the right-wing in the US, and the Disney studio refused to release it; but after finding another distributor, it went on to make over $100million around the world.

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