Based on the acclaimed book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a
Holocaust Denier," DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award
winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving
(BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared
him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the
burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and
her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Academy Award® nominee Tom
Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.