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Anne Frank: The Whole Story 

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The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne's father.
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Ben Kingsley ...  Otto Frank 2 episodes, 2001
Hannah Taylor Gordon ...  Anne Frank 2 episodes, 2001
Tatjana Blacher 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 Jessica Manley ...  Margot Frank 2 episodes, 2001
Lili Taylor ...  Miep Gies 2 episodes, 2001


The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne's father.

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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 »


Biography | Drama | War


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Did You Know?


This mini-series was not sanctioned by Bernd Elias, Anne Frank's cousin and chairman of the Anne Frank Fonds (which owns the copyright of Anne's Dairy), as a result, this mini-series could not directly quote "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl". See more »


The film implies a long-standing crush on Anne by Peter van Pels, even before the two went into hiding together. There is no evidence of this, and Anne hardly mentions Peter in her diary at all until January 1944 - a year and a half after going into hiding - when she expresses the overwhelming desire to talk to someone. Prior to this, Anne gives the reader the impression that she and Peter usually ignored each other. 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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Version of Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank (2016) See more »

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The continuing story of Anne Frank
21 May 2001 | by Rio-7See all my reviews

I was skeptical of this TV movie when I found out it was not based on Anne's diary, but on a biography of Anne Frank written by Melissa Muller. I am sure I am not the only one who wondered if any truth would be presented. I was pleasantly surprised.

I have just finished watching the second half of this movie on ABC. The scenes of the concentraion camps are horrific, and really tug at your heart. I can only imagine what these camps were like for the real people and how survivors live life today. Since the story wasn't told from Anne's diary, the viewers got another view of the short but significant life Anne lived, headed by a wonder all-star cast. The movie began with Anne in 1936 and ended upon her death at Bergen-Belsen in 1945.

Hannah Taylor-Gordon was excellent as Anne. At first I wondered if she was too young (at age 14) to portray such a dramatic role, but as Anne grew, Hannah grew as well. Ben Kingsley and Tatjana Blacher played Anne and Margot's parents wonderfully, and the rest of the cast added to the beauty, horror, and passion of the film: Lili Taylor, Rob Das, Brenda Blethyn, and many more.

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English | German | Dutch | French | Hebrew

Release Date:

20 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Czech Republic See more »

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