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When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist.
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »
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 Otto Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Anne Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
Tatjana Blacher ...
 Edith Hollander-Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Auguste Rottgen-van Pels (2 episodes, 2001)
Jean-Luc Julien ...
 Various Characters (2 episodes, 2001)
Jessica Manley ...
 Margot Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Miep Gies (2 episodes, 2001)
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When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist.

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She was 10 when the war began. She was 15 when she died and became one of the most remembered children of the holocaust. See more »

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Biography | Drama | War

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Trivia

All four female leads, Anne (Hannah Taylor Gordon), her sister Margot (Jessica Manley), her mother (Tatjana Blacher) and Auguste Van Pels (Brenda Blethyn) all agreed to lose their hair for the scenes in the concentration camp. It was a requirement of being cast in the role that Hannah and Jessica have their actual hair cut off on camera. It was an act of solidarity with the young girls that Tatjana and Brenda decided to do the same. They came up with the idea the day before the scene was to be filmed. The still photographer did a set of before and after pictures as mementos for the women. See more »

Goofs

The movie depicts Edith Frank telling Margot that her call-up notice was for Otto, who thus relays this message to Anne. In reality, Margot knew that the call-up notice was for herself, and told Anne that it was for their father to break the news to her gently, but she later told Anne the truth. 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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The Saddest Movie I've Ever Seen.
16 June 2004 | by (Helsinki,Finland) – See all my reviews

What can I say about Anne Frank:The Whole Story that hasn't already been said?Not much I guess.I saw it a week ago when it premiered in Finland and was totally devastated by it.It's quite possibly the saddest movie I've ever seen.There were tears in my eyes throughout the movie and the last half an hour was almost unbearable to watch.

Hannah Taylor Gordon is a revelation.She looks just like Anne Frank but,more importantly,manages to capture her wide-eyed optimism and indomitable spirit perfectly.It's truly heart breaking to see her at the end,her spirit finally broken and all her hope gone.Gordon is so believable in her role,it's almost scary.Ben Kingsley is also wonderful as Anne's father.You really believe they are a father and a daughter.The other actors are good too,but Gordon and Kingsley really stand out.

As I said,there's nothing I can say about this movie that hasn't already been said.It's an experience that will stay with me for a long time and possibly the best holocaust movie I've ever seen. 10/10


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