Oh.. uh, I should clarify, he wasn't "pleasant" to me in passing, or anything. An aquaintance who I helped do a music doc had worked parrallel to Boll and continually said what a solid guy he was (and this guy HATES Boll's movies, just hates them). Then, one of my business partners (who is, like me, a complete nobody on the very far fringes of the industry), just sent a little email to Uwe requesting some info/help (I dunno why, exactly), and Uwe hooked him up with a meeting with a foreign salesman type fella who reps Uwe's projects to markets and festivals, and soon (even though we really only develop personal art projects that have nothing in common with Boll's work) they offered to even display some of our advert artwork for potential projects at one of their booths.
I didn't want to go into detail cos I'm sure nothing will come of it, but it was just such a warm display of helpfulness COMPLETELY CONTRARY to what I have encountered previously from industry people in the US, Canada, and UK (well, actually, in the UK they were a pretty pleasant lot, to be honest).
But yeah, I gues Uwe could have been in a good mood that week. And then his assistant/contact guy was in a good mood for a few days, resulting in a free lunch and a nice meeting for my partner. Who can say...
Also, P... yeah, the Godard thing. I still speak no French, so please translate for me. I don't blame him for being a dick. That was more like Pete said -- I think if I could have caught him at a good time everything would have been golden. As it stands, it was still a great experience, Rolle was beautiful, and I got a lot done on that trip.