Denial parents guide


History: A matter of debate.

Professor and historian, Dr. Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz), finds herself in a legal battle trying to prove the reality of Jewish persecution during WWII when she is accused of libel for calling the out-spoken history writer David Irving (Timothy Spall) a holocaust denier. This movie is based on a true story.

Why is Denial rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Denial PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language

Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Denial rated PG-13? Denial is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material and brief strong language

- Frequent discussions of violence and crimes against humanity in the context of the Holocaust.
- Some scenes may frighten young children.

Sexual Content:
- Mild sexual references.

- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, profanity and cursing.
- Limited use ethno-cultural slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a recreational context.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Denial"

Cast and Crew

Denial is directed by Mick Jackson and stars Rachel Weisz, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall.

Learn more about Deborah E. Lipstadt and David Irving.

Learn more about the Irving v. Lipstadt trial here.

This movie is based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, written by Dr. Lipstadt.

From the Studio:
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 (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), 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 occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, the film is directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson ("Temple Grandin") and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award nominated writer David Hare (THE READER). Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff.
Written by Bleecker Street

Home Video

Related home video titles:

Another woman ends up in court over injustice committed against Jews during WWII in the movie Woman in Gold, also based on a true story.