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by Mick Jackson


Based on the acclaimed book "Denial: Holocaust History on Trial", Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton, to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

international title: Denial
original title: Denial
country: United Kingdom, United States
sales agent: Cornerstone Films
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Mick Jackson
film run: 110'
release date: GB 3/02/2017
screenplay: David Hare
cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott
cinematography by: Haris Zambarloukos
film editing: Justine Wright
art director: Andrew McAlpine
costumes designer: Odile Dicks-Mireaux
music: Howard Shore
producer: Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff
production: Shoebox Films, Krasnoff / Foster Entertainment [US], Participant Media [US]
distributor: Filmcoopi Zürich AG


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Toronto International Film Festival 2016 
Rome International Film festival 2016 

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