Release date: September 30, 2016 (limited)
Studio: Participant Media, BBC Films
Director: Mick Jackson
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Caren Pistorius, Jack Lowden, Alex Jennings, Harriet Walter
Based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s acclaimed book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.” 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.