Dawn. Mist. Drizzle. Watchtowers, ruined structures, bare
addressing them over a PA system.
I don’t see any reason to be
tasteful about Auschwitz...
I say to you, quite tastelessly,
that more women died in the
backseat of Edward Kennedy’s car at
Chappaquiddick than ever died in a
gas chamber at Auschwitz.
DEBORAH LIPSTADT, red-haired, 47, vital, determined, is
the trees. Good trainers, stout socks. She has a Sony Walkman
on her belt and headphones. She is followed by a joyful
NEWS VOICE 1
caused a stir yesterday when he
suggested it would have been
physically impossible for Nazi gas
chambers to have produced enough
killed camp victims in Treblinka...
NEWS VOICE 2
On Phil Donahue tonight, “Did six
million really die?”
NEWS VOICE 3
Marie le Pen asserted that he had
never seen any evidence of gas
chambers and that many historians
doubted if they ever existed...
NEWS VOICE 4
possible the Holocaust may never
One year from now the Holocaust
will have been discredited. No
one’s going to like it when they
find out that for fifty years
they’ve been believing a legend
based on baloney.
EXT. DEBORAH’S HOUSE. MAILBOX. DAY 4
DEBORAH runs in past a mailbox with “Lipstadt” on the side,
and into her house.
INT. DEBORAH’S HOUSE. KITCHEN/BEDROOM. DAY. CREDITS 5
a can. She clangs the side of the bowl and The Mutt appears
INT. DEBORAH’S OFFICE. DAY. CREDITS 6
cardboard box of books, from under her desk - the title
slapped down on top of the books.
some papers, and message slips.
I’ve done your corrections. Two
NBC. They still want the interview
about the book.
LEONIE hands over some tapes.
Clips. Edited. Marked. Cues on
He needs some water.
Synopsis: When university professor Deborah E. Lipstadt includes World War II historian David Irving in a book about Holocaust deniers, Irving accuses her of libel and sparks a legal battle for historical truth. With the burden of proof placed on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team fight to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Based on the book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier."
Actors: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott
Production: Participant Media
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations.
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