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Anne Frank: The Whole Story 

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The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne's father.
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Series cast summary:
Ben Kingsley ...  Otto Frank 2 episodes, 2001
Hannah Taylor Gordon ...  Anne Frank 2 episodes, 2001
Tatjana Blacher Tatjana Blacher ...  Edith Hollander-Frank 2 episodes, 2001
Brenda Blethyn ...  Auguste Rottgen-van Pels 2 episodes, 2001
Jean-Luc Julien ...  Various Characters 2 episodes, 2001
Jessica Manley Jessica Manley ...  Margot Frank 2 episodes, 2001
Lili Taylor ...  Miep Gies 2 episodes, 2001
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The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne's father.

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The end of hiding wasn't the end of her story. See more »

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Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

Czech Republic | USA

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English | German | Dutch | French | Hebrew

Release Date:

20 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anne Frank See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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(DVD) | (copyright length)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Due to the limited amount of time to use the set, two cameras were used to shoot the beach scene. There was no time limit on the use of the set. The beach was built on a stage with a blue screen for the ocean and sky background. The scene was only a page and 1/2 long. Only one camera was used. See more »

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Otto Frank's cousin Milly asked for Margot and Anne to be sent to London, not his sister, Leni, who lived in Switzerland. See more »

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[first lines]
Anne Frank: I want to be a champion skater, and a writer. I want my picture in all the magazines. Maybe I'll be a movie star. I want to be different from all the other girls. I want to be a modern woman, I want to travel. I want to study languages - languages and history. I want to to everything. I want to...
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Version of The Diary of Anne Frank (1980) See more »

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Very well-acted and well-made movie.
22 May 2001 | by paratizeSee all my reviews

I thought this was perhaps the best renditioning of Anne Frank on film to date, because it showed the whole story (including concentration camp scenes).

Hannah Taylor-Gordon looks quite a lot like Anne and did a very good acting job in this version. Ben Kingsley as her dad Otto gave a wonderful performance as well. It was also nice to see Lili Taylor as Miep Gies and Brenda Blethyn as Mrs. van Pels. I was not familiar with the rest of the cast, though they did as well as they could, I'm sure.

I was surprised to find that they showed nudity in one of the prison camp sequences (after all the network is owned by Disney!), but I felt that it was appropriate to the story.

Overall, a very well-done and powerful film version of Anne Frank's life - one of the best TV movies I have ever seen, in fact.


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