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20 May 2001 (USA) See more »
The hiding was only the beginning See more »
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.
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 27 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 48)

Ben Kingsley ... Otto Frank (2 episodes, 2001)

Hannah Taylor Gordon ... Anne Frank (2 episodes, 2001)
Tatjana Blacher ... Edith Hollander-Frank (2 episodes, 2001)

Brenda Blethyn ... Auguste Rottgen-van Pels (2 episodes, 2001)
Jean-Luc Julien ... Various Characters (2 episodes, 2001)
Jessica Manley ... Margot Frank (2 episodes, 2001)

Lili Taylor ... Miep Gies (2 episodes, 2001)

Series Directed by
Robert Dornhelm (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Writing credits
Kirk Ellis (2 episodes, 2001)
Melissa Müller (2 episodes, 2001)

Series Produced by
Kirk Ellis .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2001)
David R. Kappes .... producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Tomas Krejci .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Hans Proppe .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Original Music by
Graeme Revell (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Cinematography by
Elemér Ragályi (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Film Editing by
Christopher Rouse (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Casting by
Meg Liberman (2 episodes, 2001)
Camille H. Patton (2 episodes, 2001)
Angela Terry (2 episodes, 2001)
Saida van der Reijd (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Production Design by
Ondrej Nekvasil (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Art Direction by
Jan Vlasák (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Set Decoration by
Marie Raskova (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Lane (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Makeup Department
Michele Baylis .... personal makeup artist: Sir Ben Kinglsey (2 episodes, 2001)
Josef Lojik .... key hair designer (2 episodes, 2001)
Rene Stejskal .... prosthetic makeup artist (2 episodes, 2001)
Eva Ungrová-Malíková .... hair stylist / makeup artist (2 episodes, 2001)
Katerina Van Gemund .... makeup department interpreter (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Production Management
Michal Cerveny .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Mirka Janatova .... second unit manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Brenda K. Kyle .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 2001)
Deborah Romare .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2001)
Pavel Solc .... production manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Michelle Weller .... production supervisor (1 episode, 2001)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew J. Clark .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
Richard Gironi .... first assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 2001)
Keith Hlady .... second unit director (2 episodes, 2001)
Larry D. Horricks .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
Petr Kaderabek .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
Philip Seeger .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
Michaela Strnadova .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2001)
Jeremy Willis .... first assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Art Department
Milan Babik .... propman (2 episodes, 2001)
Dennis Todorovic .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)
Marketa Tom .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2001)
Karel Vanásek .... property master (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Sound Department
Erik Aadahl .... sound effects editor / adr mixer (2 episodes, 2001)
Michael Babcock .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2001)
David Beadle .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2001)
John Benson .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Walter Michael Bost .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Paul Drenning .... foley mixer (2 episodes, 2001)
Andrew Ellerd .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... adr mixer (2 episodes, 2001)
Sonya Henry .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Michal Holubec .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2001)
Jaroslav Jehlicka .... sound mixer: second unit (2 episodes, 2001)
Helen Luttrell .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2001)
Ralph Osborn III .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2001)
Roman Rigo .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2001)
Jeff Sawyer .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Gretchen Thoma .... foley artist (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Special Effects by
Jim Healy .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 2001)
Martin Kubricht .... special effects crew (1 episode, 2001)
Series Visual Effects by
Gary E. Beach .... visual effects consultant (2 episodes, 2001)
Ondrej Stibinger .... telecine colorist dailies (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Hlady .... director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 2001)
Viktor Lonek .... video assist operator (2 episodes, 2001)
Zdenek Mrkvicka .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2001)
Marci Ragályi .... focus puller: loader (2 episodes, 2001)
Jan Simecek .... electrician (2 episodes, 2001)
Jaromir Simek .... gaffer: second unit (2 episodes, 2001)
Imre Sisa .... key and dolly grip (2 episodes, 2001)
Petr Svoboda .... best boy: second unit (2 episodes, 2001)
Roman Vales .... best boy (2 episodes, 2001)
Stanislav Vales .... camera loader (2 episodes, 2001)
András Váradi .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2001)

Nickolas Dylan Rossi .... additional second assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Nancy Bishop .... Czech casting executive / casting: Czech Republic (2 episodes, 2001)
Jirí Hrstka .... extras casting (2 episodes, 2001)
Angela Terry .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Renata Janousková .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Editorial Department
Andrea Folprecht .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Martin Hubacek .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Gino Panaro .... colorist (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Location Management
Jan Svoboda .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2001)
Aneta Valaskova .... location manager (1 episode, 2001)
Series Music Department
Wolfgang Amadeus .... scoring mixer (2 episodes, 2001)
Melissa Deanne Ferguson .... music editor (2 episodes, 2001)
Matthew Ferraro .... orchestrator (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Transportation Department
Gabriela Dolenska .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Other crew
Alisa Buckley .... assistant to producer (2 episodes, 2001)
Kathi Danielson .... first assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2001)
Marketa Dankova .... assistant production coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)
Cody Dorkin .... adr voice (2 episodes, 2001)
Boban Dvorak .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2001)
Michal Engrth .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2001)
Suzanne Friedline .... adr revoicing (2 episodes, 2001)
Tereza Horakova .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2001)
Vladimir Kesl .... computer technician (2 episodes, 2001)
Marianna Krenova .... stand-in (2 episodes, 2001)
Martin Pryca .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2001)
Deborah Ricketts .... archive researcher (2 episodes, 2001)
Darko Stavrik .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2001)
Jana Vesela .... computer technician / production coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)
Zdenek Vrubel .... cashier (2 episodes, 2001)
Anne Wilson .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2001)
Gabriella Winkler .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2001)
Dale Wyatt .... dialogue coach (2 episodes, 2001)

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Also Known As:
120 min | Israel:180 min | Sweden:190 min | USA:189 min (DVD version) | UK:190 min (DVD) | USA:190 min (copyright length)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Brazil:14 | Finland:K-11 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:12 | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:TV-14 (original rating)
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Did You Know?

This mini-series' final episode's closing epilogue states: "One and a half million children were murdered in the genocide the Nazis called "The Final Solution". Anne Frank's story is only one of them."See more »
Factual errors: 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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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The whole story, a realistic story, 21 May 2001
Author: Bronze from United States

This movie is so much more realistic than every other Anne Frank film. For starters it does not show Anne as a saint-like person and although she was a great, great person, she was just like every other girl (excuse me) young lady, she had her faults, and beyond Anne there were the others who had their problems.

Anne was magnificently played by Hannah Taylor Gordon. She is one of the best Annex that I have seen yet. She was perfect in her characterization and really made you love her. You looked at her on screen and you were caught in love with instantly, she was like magic on screen. She as well as Ben Kingsley and Brenda Blethyn both deserve Emmy nominations for their work.

Otto and Auguste van Pels were spot on. Ben playing Otto Frank not as a regal saintly savior of the Annex members (although in many respects he really was) but as a guiding light, the leader, and the most intelligent. Brenda Blethyn turns in another great performance as the spoiled and unadaptable Mrs. van Pels. Great in all her scenes you learn to give sympathy to this woman in a way you don't give anyone else, especially when you see her in the end.

The rest on the Annex members were also nice. Edith Frank was shown as she might really have been in real life. A woman going through a mid-life crises of sorts. Looking back and perhaps not being quite satisfied with her marriage and life. Peter van Pels was as I've never seen him before. The actor was excellent and gave life to Peter which is something I've always wanted to see from the Peter van Pels actors. Mr. van Pels and Mr. Pfeffer are wonderful too. And all of the Secret annex occupants really made a great relationship with the workers.

Lili Taylor pulled of a nice performance as Miep, very selfless and hard working. The rest were great too, including the warehouse worker. However, my main complaint was that Bep Voskuijl was shown to be an utter ditz. Maybe she was written this way because Miep said that that was the way she was, however, I did find it somewhat sad to see her portrayed that way.

The crew also pulled of excellent work. The costuming was nice. Barbara Lane was able to show with good quality how that Franks, van Pels, and Mr. Pfeffer were not poor. Never were they poor, they were very well off. I feel many costumers in the past have assumed that because they were all Jews being persecuted and in hiding that they were poor. Although the quality of clothing would have gone down with time (as shown) she still was able to put forth wonderful work. As did the art department going into nice detail to recreate the annex and the Frank house. Brilliantly filmed all around, power to the writer and producers for going outside the annex.

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