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Denial (2016)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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... Deborah Lipstadt
... Richard Rampton
... David Irving
... Anthony Julius
... James Libson
... Laura Tyler
... Sir Charles Gray
... Vera Reich
... Prof. Robert Jan Van Pelt
... Prof. Richard Evans
... Libby Holbrook
Pip Carter ... Anthony Forbes-Watson
Jackie Clune ... Heather Rogers
... Thomas Skelton-Robinson
... Nik Wachsman
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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 Bleecker Street

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When one man put the Holocaust on trial, she was forced to defend history. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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21 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Negação  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,728, 2 October 2016, Limited Release

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$4,072,226, 16 December 2016
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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 »

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There are numerous references by the lawyer and by leading counsel to British and/or UK law, which does not exist. English law and Scottish law are different and therefore the reference should only have been to English law. There are also several references to 'discovery' which is an American legal term. The English equivalent would be disclosure, and the English legal team would certainly have known this and used the correct terminology. See more »

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Richard Rampton: They're a strange thing consciences. Trouble is, what feels best isn't necessarily what works best.
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Featured in Film '72: Episode #46.2 (2017) See more »

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La Giesango
Performed by Dikanda
Licensed courtesy of Dikanda
Composed by Traditional Time
Arranged by Anna Witczak
Published by Dikanda
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Guilty!
18 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

What a horribly miscast, pandering, less-than- lifetime-quality mess of a movie. RW is so awful in this film, and the directing so poor, I don't think anyone could have brought any dignity or believability to this mess. This obnoxious, self-righteous, narcissistic woman who's "from queens" (just when you thought the film couldn't get any worse, this line rears it's ugly head) Is such a horrible stereotype that she should be on trial herself. The survivors deserve better and so do the filmgoers. Now I just have to deny that this movie ever existed.


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