Based on the Deborah E. Lipstadt’s acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier and adapted for the screen by David Hare, the book recounts Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust Denier. In the English legal system, 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 happened.
Nominated for a British Academy Film Award 2017 (BAFTA) for Outstanding British Film.
Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Caren Pistorius, Jack Lowden, Alex Jennings, Harriet Walter
Gary Foster, Russ Krasnoff
Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer
Participant Media and BBC Films present a Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment Production in association with Shoebox Films
27 January 2017
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