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,... See full summary »
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>
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 »
Damn you all! You vile, rotten people! You think you own the world and everyone in it - you don't own the world! You'll never own it! And every day you're losing more and more of what did own of it and thank God for that! Our day will come, and when it does, we'll make you pay... for everything! For everything you've done!
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Funny... But I'm pretty sure it wasn't meant to be.
My English class finished reading the Anne Frank play, so my teacher decided to show us this film. All together, this is an entertaining movie. And just that. It's not thoroughly accurate, which most movies based on a true story are, but it's somewhat ridiculous. The acting is blah. But what irked my entire class was the fact that the girl playing Anne has the thickest FRENCH accent. Excuse me, wasn't Anne German? And an annoying voice to match her facial features. When Mr. Frank finds out at the end of the movie that Margot (pronounced MargoT in the movie) and Anne are dead, he doesn't show the slightest bit of emotion. The only truly emotional person is Miep. Which brings me to Miep. Another horrible accent. As fake as a weave. You'd think that a movie with a subject as touchy as this would make it at least decent. But they didn't even try. All the dramatic parts are too cheesy and forced, and the same goes for the comedic bits. This movie was, as I said before, entertaining, but I would only recommend it to those who love a good laugh from a bad movie.
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