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Behemoth’s Nergal back in court on blasphemy charges and playing a nazi in new comedy film

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:42 AM (PST)

Polish extreme metal band Behemoth’s frontman Nergal has been a busy man lately.  Between releasing an autobiography, having a custom Behemoth motorcycle built, going back to court on blasphemy charges after being acquitted, and now playing a Nazi in a new movie.

Back in 2007 Nergal tore up a Bible, called it “a book of lies” and called Christianity “the most murderous cult on the planet” during a September 2007 performance in Gdynia, Poland.  He was formally charged with blasphemy in court, and in 2011 was acquitted on the basis that it was artistic expression on par with the image of the band.  That ruling has been overturned and now Nergal faces a brand new trial.  Shitty.

On a lighter note, Nergal is playing German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop in a new comedy film about “a young couple living in present-day Warsaw. Their home happens to be the former German Embassy, and entering the elevator one day, they find themselves transported back to the eve of war in 1939.”

To check out a short video clip of the film click here.[youtube][/youtube]

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