Denial

Denial

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Release Date: Thursday, 27 October 2016.
Starring Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall.
Directed by Mick Jackson.
Classification: Not yet rated, 110 mins.
Country: USA, UK.

“Weisz brings a ferocious tenacity” — Toronto International Film Festival

In the 1990s, an impassioned and articulate American Professor, Deborah Lipstadt (Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz), publishes a book, Denying The Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. Soon after, a prominent ‘denier’ referenced in Lipstadt’s work, David Irving (Timothy Spall), sues her for defamation. Suddenly, under the rule of the English legal system, Lipstadt must prove that the Holocaust occurred in order to discredit Irving and clear her name. She is matched with a brilliant but eccentric barrister, Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), and the exceptionally smart lawyer Anthony Julius, who ask Deborah to buy into a unique and daring strategy - remain silent. Neither Deborah nor a single Holocaust survivor is to take the stand during their defense, thereby avoiding any possibility of emotional bias. From the BAFTA and Berlin Golden Bear-winning screenwriter of The Reader and The Hours, Denial is a remarkable and thrilling procedural drama based on true events. This highly anticipated drama premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.


 

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