Holocaust denier David Irving’s outrageous claims and his brief period of notoriety forms the basis of this moving (albeit formulaic) courtroom drama.
Rachel Weisz plays a US academic who accuses Irving (Timothy Spall) of lying in a book refuting his claims that the Holocaust never happened. Much to her surprise, he sues her for libel in the UK, where the defamation laws place a burden of proof on the defendant. Bewildered by the eccentricities of the British legal system, she becomes determined to reveal Irving as a charlatan. Denial is a timely reminder of the danger hatemongers pose when given the oxygen of media attention.
Release Date: 26 July 2017
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall