Based on the acclaimed book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier," DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner 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 it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, the film is directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson ("Temple Grandin") and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award nominated writer David Hare (THE READER). Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff. Written by
The internal court scenes were filmed at County Hall in Kingston Upon Thames England. There is a recreation of the Old Bailey court there which was used as a real court until the early 90's and now is used solely for film and TV work. See more »
When in the Krakow city center, the Hard Rock Cafe can be seen in the background. The events of the movie took place in the 1990s, but this particular Hard Rock Cafe didn't open until 2010. See more »
What did you think, Anthony?
What did I think? I thought it was the most boring morning we've had in court so far.
My God, you love to be contrary.
Well, the man's an anti-Semite and a racist. It's like having shit on your shoe. You wipe it off. You don't study it.
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David Irving is an extremely intelligent, well educated man. His work is very, very well researched. That is why they felt compelled to make this (really bad) movie about him, to try and discredit him. Read some of Mr. Irving's works for yourself. Watch some of his videos on youtube. We no longer have to accept whatever Hollywood tells us. We can use the internet now to do our own research. The truth is out there....but we must seek it out ourselves.
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