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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 Otto Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Anne Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Edith Hollander-Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Auguste Rottgen-van Pels (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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Steven Spielberg was to be the executive producer, but declined after receiving a letter from Anne Frank's relatives asking him not be involved with the project because it was not based on the authorized account of Franks' life. 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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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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