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The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)

Miep Gies struggles to keep Anne Frank and her family hidden and safe inside the secret annex, as the Nazis turn Amsterdam upside-down.


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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Steenburgen ... Miep Gies
Paul Scofield ... Otto Frank
Huub Stapel ... Jan Gies
Eleanor Bron ... Edith Frank
Frances Cuka ... Mrs. Van Daan
Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin ... Mrs. Samson
Ronald Pickup ... Koophuis
Gary Raymond ... Kraler
Victor Spinetti ... Herman Van Daan
Tom Wilkinson ... Silberbauer
Lisa Jacobs Lisa Jacobs ... Anne Frank
Isabelle Amyes Isabelle Amyes ... Elli Vossen (as Isabelle Aymes)
Ian Sears Ian Sears ... Peter van Daan
Georgia Slowe ... Margot Frank
Jeffrey Robert Jeffrey Robert ... Dr. Dussel


During the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Otto Frank decides to hide his family, who are Jewish, after his daughter Margot is called to appear for transport to a Nazi labour camp. Miep Gies, Otto Frank's office assistant hides them in the attic above the office. The film tells the true story of Gies' struggle to keep the family hidden and safe, as the Nazis turn Amsterdam upside-down. Based upon Gies' memoirs and Anne Frank's famous diary. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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Release Date:

17 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anne Frankin viimeiset päivät See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Miep Gies, played by Mary Steenburgen, died on January 11, 2010 at the age of 100, the last of the friends of the Frank family who helped hide them, provided them with food and news and who found Anne Frank's diary. See more »


Miep Gies: Damn you all! You vile, rotten people! You think you own the world and everyone in it - you don't own the world! You'll never own it! And every day you're losing more and more of what you did own of it and thank God for that! Our day will come, and when it does, we'll make you pay... for everything! For everything you've done!
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Saw it on YouTube and loved it!
13 July 2010 | by alexbogue3889See all my reviews

I've seen many Anne Frank films, but this is one of a kind. It tells a story of how Miep & Jan Gies hid the Frank's, Van Daan's, and Dr. Dussell. This was all way before Paul Gies, Miep & Jan's son, was born. Simon Koophuis, Harry Kraler, Miep Gies, Jan Gies, and Elly Vossen were all great people, putting others before themselves in this time of crisis. Herman Van Dan, Petronella Van Dan, Peter Van Dan, and Dr. Albert Dussell were the other 4 with the Frank family. Before going into hiding, they were all fairly good friends. But these tight quarters made it impossible for them to tolerate each other 24/7. Dr. Dussell was a very kind man, he was just trying to understand a teen that was going through adolescence. Lottie Dussell didn't join her hubby because she was a Christian and would be dangerous. Overall, this is by far one of the greatest stories of all time! I hope it comes to DVD in the States someday. I remember at one time Paul Gies said that he would have loved knowing all these people.

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