Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Denial (2016)

Director: Mick Jackson. Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott. 109 min. Rated PG-13. UK/USA. Biography/History.

One word to describe this film: "honest". The true story of an American Jewish professor, sued in the 90s for publishing offensive remarks about a British holocaust denier. Honest, because it's brave enough to elaborate on holocaust deniers' logic (even though it doesn't respond to it all), and because it accurately portrays educated Jewish scholars who are unable to keep their emotions in check in the face of the slightest antagonism, to everyone's annoyance and even their own detriment. The protagonist refused to debate any denier, but we need more films like this to start a debate on any subject.

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