Where does Morris (Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, The Thin Blue Line) find these people? Mild-mannered Leuchter has a successful business as an execution consultant--a fascinating story itself--before being hired by a neo-Nazi who claims the Holocaust never happened. Though no scientist, Leuchter travels to Auschwitz on his honeymoon, pounds out chunks from the crematoria walls and then concludes that the rooms were never gas chambers.
Leuchter is, of course, dead wrong, and things soon begin to turn sour. Morris' nonfiction film of this odd man--who daily smokes six packs of cigarettes (but doesn't want to be filmed smoking) and drinks upwards of 40 cups of coffee--is a fascinating and darkly funny look at human vanity. Not only does a man like this really exist, but as reprehensible as his actions are, it's hard not to feel something as his world begins to fall apart around him.
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