When American university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) labels English military historian David Irving (Timothy Spall) a Holocaust denier, he sues for libel on the grounds that the accusation has ruined his career. It is then up to Lipstadt and her lawyer (Tom Wilkinson) to prove that the Holocaust happened.
“Hare’s previous screenplays for the reader and the hours dealt not just with historical events but with the very idea of history itself. Denial is no different. He zeroes in on the fascinating specifics of the court case while presenting a wider perspective on the dangers of revisionism.” Toronto International Film Festival