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Denial Trailer: Rachel Weisz Defends the Holocaust’s Existence in a Court of Law

In a piece of unfortunately resonant cinema, Denial pits Rachel Weisz against a man who substitutes lies for truth, evidence be damned. The movie stars Weisz as author Deborah E. Lipstadt, who is sued for libel when she calls out the views of Holocaust-denier David Irving (Timothy Spall). Based on real events, Denial adapts Lipstadt’s History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier. In both the movie and actual history, Irving files in English court, where the burden of proof lies with the defendant; Lipstadt must consequently prove that the Holocaust happened in order to win her case. Denial, which was directed by Mick Jackson and written by David Hare, hits theaters September 30. Check out the film’s first trailer, if only for Weisz’s New Yawk accent, above.

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