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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)

TV Mini-Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Biography, Drama, War
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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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Series cast summary:
 Otto Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
 Anne Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
Tatjana Blacher ...
 Edith Hollander-Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
 Auguste Rottgen-van Pels (2 episodes, 2001)
Jean-Luc Julien ...
 Various Characters (2 episodes, 2001)
Jessica Manley ...
 Margot Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
 Miep Gies (2 episodes, 2001)


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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20 May 2001 (USA)  »

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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 »


During one of the air-raid scenes, Anne expresses hatred for all Germans. Otto reminds Anne that she is German, and she expresses surprise over this statement, asking Margot to confirm that they were Dutch. Actually, Anne knew full well that she was German, and expressed several times in her diary her sorrow over her "fatherland" being hijacked by the Nazis. See more »


[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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6 May 2003 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I know someone said that this wasn't an accurate account of Anne Frank's life but as an Asian and having only heard of Anne Frank through summaries in WWII stories, this movie really helped me to get to know this girl and her account of her life as a Jewish girl during WWII. Some facts and accounts may have been manipulated to make the story more interesting but the essence of the story was there. Hannah Taylor Gordon played Anne Frank almost too good; she even looked like the real girl and it was really scary. She really captured the spirit of the sweet wide eyed hopeful girl who never truly comprehended with the horrors of the war. It was heart wrenching to watch an innocent girl being thrown into a concentration camp but I doubt it was to get our sympathies; it was just an inkling of how the children were treated during the Holocaust. The young ones were sent directly to the gas chamber (they were useless; couldn't work) and others like Anne Frank, were made to work and suffer eventhough she was still struggling through her puberty. It wasn't a horror movie but it was scary, if you know what I mean; you can't help but cry for another innocent life lost and then be reminded in the end that Anne Frank was only one of the one and a half million children who died in the Holocaust.

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