I started to play this DVD in the background while painting model soldiers, but very soon had to sit and watch it.
I don’t know if this story was ever presented on the stage, but it would make an excellent stage presentation. Based on a true story, most of the story is centred around how lawyers handle a significant case in the British High Court, almost to the exclusion of the client.
The case is a complex libel accusation about holocaust denial. The central characters, played with great skill by Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Tim Spall, who interact – or do not – brilliantly. The supporting cast add to the film with great performances.
The title “Denial” becomes more relevant as the story progresses. It becomes clear that it can mean many things.
I know nothing of the actual court case, but it all looks very believable.
And the visit to Auschwitz depicted in winter made it more poignant.
An excellent film. One that I will watch again and again, even if I now know the outcome.