• Denial (2016)


Release Date: September 30th, 2016

DVD Release Date: January 3rd, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

When university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt includes World War II historian David Irving in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel and sparks a legal battle for historical truth. With the burden of proof placed on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team fight to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Based on the book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier."

Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius, Alex Jennings, Harriet Walter

Director: Mick Jackson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Participant Media, Shoebox Films, BBC Films

Distributors: Bleecker Street Media

Keywords: Brooding, 1990s, Friend, Intense, Quest, Underdog, London, Sacrifice, Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Rachel Weisz’s arresting, combative Lipstadt, a shining woman warrior, is a role she will be remembered for, while as her antagonist Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner) makes a spookily stubborn, thoroughly despicable, but still human Irving. show more

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Jackson’s film is best enjoyed for the quality of the performances and the typical richness of Hare’s screenplay. show more

  • 100
    Rex ReedObserver

    Another illuminating performance by Rachel Weisz and a brilliant screenplay by the distinguished British playwright David Hare make Denial one of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made. show more

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Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)