- Director:Mick Jackson
- Writer:Deborah Lipstadt,David Hare
- Cast:Rachel Weisz,Tom Wilkinson,Timothy Spall
- Time:1h 49min
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Rachel Weisz||-||Deborah Lipstadt|
|Tom Wilkinson||-||Richard Rampton|
|Timothy Spall||-||David Irving|
|Andrew Scott||-||Anthony Julius|
|Jack Lowden||-||James Libson|
|Caren Pistorius||-||Laura Tyler|
|Alex Jennings||-||Sir Charles Gray|
|Harriet Walter||-||Vera Reich|
|Mark Gatiss||-||Prof. Robert Jan Van Pelt|
|John Sessions||-||Prof. Richard Evans|
|Nikki Amuka-Bird||-||Libby Holbrook|
|Pip Carter||-||Anthony Forbes-Watson|
|Jackie Clune||-||Heather Rogers|
|Will Attenborough||-||Thomas Skelton-Robinson|
|Max Befort||-||Nik Wachsman|
All the dialogue in the courtroom scenes is taken verbatim from the trial records.
Rachel Weisz and a small film crew were given permission to film at Auschwitz Birkenau, the Nazi death camp in Poland where almost one million Jews died.
Twice in the movie Deborah Lipstadt is shown out jogging in London whereupon she stops to gaze upon the statue of "Boadicea and Her Daughters" on Westminster Pier. Boadicea was famous as a warrior queen who led an unsuccessful uprising against the Romans.
When Deborah and Richard visit Krakow Poland, there is a trumpeter playing from the top of a church. That is St. Mary's church, and the trumpet playing is called St. Mary's Trumpet Call. A trumpeter plays a five-note anthem every hour on the hour to denote the time.
Richard Rampton tells Deborah Lipstadt that his last brief had been from McDonalds. This was the so-called McLibel trial in which the fast food chain McDonalds sued two campaigners for libel over leaflets criticising the company. The McLibel trial was the subject of a TV dramatised reconstruction (McLibel! (1997)), and a documentary (McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (1998), later updated as McLibel (2005)).
Although the case was filed in 1996, it did not got to trial until the early months of 2000; the verdict was announced in April of that year. In scenes where Deborah is jogging through London, one can see the London Eye in the background. The London Eye was finished in 1999.
The internal court scenes were filmed at County Hall in Kingston Upon Thames England. There is a recreation of the Old Bailey court there which was used as a real court until the early 90's and now is used solely for film and TV work.
First theatrical film directed by Mick Jackson in 14 years. His previous theatrical film was The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002). He did direct the made for TV movie Temple Grandin, in 2010
Andrew Scott and Mark Gatiss have previously acted together in the BBC series Sherlock. Scott plays James Moriarty and Gatiss plays Mycroft Holmes, and also co-created and produces the show with Stephen Moffat.
The Goethe-quote that was said by Richard Rampton is from Act 2, Scene 3 of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1790-play (which however premiered in 1807) named "Torquato Tasso" about the life of the Italian poet Torquato Tasso in 1577. This particular quote is said by the secretary of state, Antonio Montecatino, after a duel argument between him and Tasso.
Second movie of 2016 with Rachel Weisz and Caren Pistorius after Valgus ookeanide vahel (2016).