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Review: Denial – Odeon Cinema

Published on: 24 Apr, 2017
Updated on: 25 Apr, 2017

By Dennis Harvey-Hepherd

Denial is another excellent BBC Films offering, following on from The Viceroy’s House earlier this year.

This is a classic legal drama set in the London High Court just a few years ago. Rachel Weisz leads the excellent British cast with Timothy Spall as the cultured, suave but evil villain.

The trial centres on the Holocaust and the abuse free speech to challenge the truth. It explores our legal system with its idiosyncrasies. I didn’t know, for example, that in libel cases you are ‘guilty till proved innocent’, unlike the law in the US. I hope I have understood this correctly.

I found this to be a real treat for the brain and an entertaining, informative and moving film.

I give Denial four stars out of five.

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