The whole world knows the Holocaust happened. Now she needs to prove it. Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener) 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 cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant; therefore, it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Denial is directed by Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin, The Bodyguard) and adapted for the screen by writer David Hare (The Reader).
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