Anne Frank: The Whole Story (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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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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This mini-series' opening prologue states: "The following dramatization is based on Melissa Müller's biography of Anne Frank and original research and interviews by Kirk Ellis. Some of the scenes in the film can also be found in "Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl", but the film does not use the words used in the Diary to express her feelings. The following film contains realistic depictions of concentration camp life, including brief nudity. Viewer discretion is advised." See more »

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In the movie, the address given to the Germans of the hiding place over the telephone by the supposed informer is incorrect. The informer says the address is 263 Lindtstradt, but was actually 263 Prinsengracht. It still exists today as the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam. The real betrayer of the hiding place has never been revealed or proven beyond only circumstantial evidence. The informer depicted in the movie is based on the belief of Melissa Muller, who wrote the book (Anne Frank: A Biography) that the movie is largely based on. In her book "The Hidden Life of Otto Frank" by Carol Ann Lee, which was published in 2002 and revised in 2003, an entirely different theory as to the identity of the informer is presented. Officially, the identity of the actual informer that betrayed those in the hiding place has never been conclusively determined and most likely never will be, as most of those that would be able to shed more light on the subject have since died. 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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The Battle for Humanity
22 May 2001 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This TV mini-series shows us the horrors resulting from the cold, clinical meeting dramatized in HBO's film CONSPIRACY.

But beyond the horrors, this film is a touching presentation of the events behind the book THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK and goes far beyond the stage play and film of that title. Anne, her friends, her family, and her world are depicted before, during, and after the long, hopeful, but futile hiding in an attic. Various forms of the monstrosities of humans who forget their humanity are pitted against the perseverance of people who maintain their humanity.

This film should be seen in conjunction with CONSPIRACY, SCHINDLER'S LIST, VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED and other films that vividly show us what happened at a time when the human race was supposedly at a very highly civilized point. Such films show what horrors the human race can create when we forget who and what we are -- human.

We should see such horrors so that we do not forget. As the old saying goes, he who forgets the past...


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