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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 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)
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 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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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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When Anne's family are being loaded into the truck after their capture, and again boarding the train their breath is seen condensing as if it's a cold winter's day, yet this event occurred in early August. Similarly, when Otto Frank arrives back in Amsterdam 'one month after the liberation' (according to the caption) his breath is again seen condensing as he leaves the train and again by the canal, and the trees are clearly bare, indicating winter, yet 'one month after the liberation' would be early/mid-June. See more »

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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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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.17 (2015) See more »

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Scary
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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