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Denial (2016)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Vera Reich
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Based on the acclaimed book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier," DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system in Defamation, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, the film is directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson ("Temple Grandin") and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award nominated writer David Hare (THE READER). Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff. Written by Bleecker Street

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The whole world knows the Holocaust happened. Now she needs to prove it. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Negação  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,728, 2 October 2016, Limited Release

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$4,072,226, 16 December 2016
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Twice in the movie Deborah Lipstadt is shown out jogging in London whereupon she stops to gaze upon the statue of "Boadicea and Her Daughters" on Westminster Pier. Boadicea was famous as a warrior queen who led an unsuccessful uprising against the Romans. See more »

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The wrong BBC logo (1997) is used in the 1996 section of the film along with the wrong Channel 5 logo (2011) in the 2000 section. When Deborah Lipstadt is running, she passes a Clinton storefront (2012) also in the 2000 section. See more »

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Richard Rampton: They're a strange thing consciences. Trouble is, what feels best isn't necessarily what works best.
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Featured in Film '72: Episode #46.2 (2017) See more »

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Largo from Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Idil Biret
Licensed courtesy of Naxos Rights US Inc
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7 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

David Irving is an extremely intelligent, well educated man. His work is very, very well researched. That is why they felt compelled to make this (really bad) movie about him, to try and discredit him. Read some of Mr. Irving's works for yourself. Watch some of his videos on youtube. We no longer have to accept whatever Hollywood tells us. We can use the internet now to do our own research. The truth is out there, but we must seek it out ourselves.


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