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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.

Director:

John Erman

Writers:

Anne Frank (diary), Miep Gies (book) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Steenburgen ... Miep Gies
Paul Scofield ... Otto Frank
Huub Stapel ... Jan Gies
Eleanor Bron ... Edith Frank
Frances Cuka 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
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Storyline

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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A true story of courage in the face of adversity. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anne Frankin viimeiset päivät See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

With the exception of Miep and Jan Gies, and the Frank family, all of the other main characters are referred to by the pseudonyms given to them in Anne Frank's diary. See more »

Quotes

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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Version of The Diary of Anne Frank (1987) See more »

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Would love to have this movie on VHS
7 February 2001 | by moonbeam65See all my reviews

I saw this movie years ago, and remember that it was wonderful. I just wish that it was available in VHS. I also have the book and it is very informative. It filled in a lot of blanks for me. After I read the diary, I wondered how it all came about, how

Anne and her family ended up in hiding. With Meip's book you get a feel for what was going on out side.


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