Director: Mick Jackson ● Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall.
American historian Deborah Lipstadt is shocked when British academic David Irving interrupts her lecture – and her professional future is threatened when she is the target of his libel suit. With the burden of proof upon her, Lipstadt’s legal team, led by Anthony Julius QC (Scott), must demonstrate that Irving knowingly obscured evidence of the Holocaust.
Weisz and Spall both excel as the stubborn intellectuals, with Irving’s arrogance and self-deception especially showing Spall at the height of his powers.
Adapted by David Hare from Lipstadt’s book “History on Trial”, this is “One of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made” (New York Observer).
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