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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)

Miep Gies' struggle to keep Anne Frank and her family hidden and safe inside the secret annex, as the Nazis turn Amsterdam upside-down.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
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During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic above the office. The film tells the true story of Gies' struggle to keep the family hidden and safe, as the Nazis turn Amsterdam upside-down. Based upon Gies' memoirs and Anne Frank's famous diary. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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17 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Anne Frankin viimeiset päivät  »

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Miep Gies, played by Mary Steenburgen, died on January 11, 2010 at the age of 100, the last of the friends of the Frank family who helped hide them, provided them with food and news and who found Anne Frank's diary. See more »

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Miep Gies: As for your Fuhrer's "principles", I think they may best be judged by the suffering they've caused for so many thousands of innocent people!
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Version of Het korte leven van Anne Frank (2001) See more »

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One of the most powerful TV dramas ever!
11 January 2001 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

Having just read the book, ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED upon which this 1988 TV drama was based I was both surprised and pleased to find that it added to the experience of the book. Beautifully underplayed by the entire cast. Mary Steenburgen plays Miep Gies -- the young secretary who played a major role in providing the needs for the eight Jews hiding in the attic above her working place -- and she gives the finest performance of her career. Paul Scofield as Otto Frank and Lisa Jacobs as Anne are excellent as is the entire cast. The location work in Holland and the music by Richard Rodney Bennett contribute greatly to tightly written and directed script. This is one that should be released on DVD. A great companion piece to George Steven's 1959 classic THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and the recent Documentary ANNE FRANK REMEMBERED. Out of print but worth tracking down!


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