Cert: 12A – Contains infrequent strong and racist language.
Mick Jackson / UK/USA 2016 / 1h49m / Digital
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden.
Based on the acclaimed book 'History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier' and adapted for screen by David Hare ('The Reader'), 'Denial' recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system in Defamation, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore, incredibly, it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred in the first place.