Using previously unreleased archival material in addition to contemporary interviews, this academy award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family and presents the first ... See full summary »
Fourteen-year-old Maria is a fundamentalist Catholic, living her life in a modern fashion, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to be a saint and go to heaven. No one, not even a nice boy she meets, can stop her in this goal.
Lea van Acken,
This is a tough piece of film to watch. It starts off kind of light, even under the circumstances it is in (we're already deep into the Hitler era and his propaganda against Jews). But it gets heavier after that. Still the movie finds light moments to not get dragged down entirely. But like the main character, that doesn't mean everything going on outside won't affect you while viewing.
Actually if you are not touched by what is told, I would be surprised. It's well written and acted and while some might have issues with the pacing, this really happened. And most will know the outcome and still be guessing what is going to happen next. This is not easy, but it was a story worth telling and watching
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