Directed by: Mick Jackson
Staring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson & Timothy Spall
Based on the acclaimed book ‘History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier’, this film recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in defamation cases, the burden of proof is on the accused. It was therefore up to Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz), astonished to find that people expect her to debate on equal terms with sinister deniers, to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.