Masterpiece Classic (2008)
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as Anne Frank
as Margot Frank
as Otto Frank
as Edith Frank
as Peter Van Daan
as Hermann Van Daan
as Petronella Van Daan
as Miep Gies
as Albert Dussel
as Mr. Kugler
as Mr. Kleiman
as SS Silberbauer
as Bep Voskull
Critic Reviews for Masterpiece Classic
Audience Reviews for Masterpiece Classic
Anne Frank played by Ellie Kendrick writes in her diary she received on her 13th birthday. Under the conditions of living in a secret annex with 8 other people, hiding from the nazis, she writes in her diary. The diary has been made into many movies and this is my favorite.
This BBC telling of "The Diary of Anne Frank" is absolutely chilling. Although it originally appeared as a mini-series, it contains the emotional drama of any great Hollywood film. Anne Frank (played by Ellie Kendrick) is not glamourized; instead, she is raw, moody, and believable. The realism of this character makes the entire story that much sadder as we slowly accept the truth of this story. The plight of the Franks shows how quickly the Jews went from affluent citizens to impoverished victims during the second World War. The film also makes a strong statement about materialism and the truly important things in life. This rendition feels very historic due to the quality of acting provided by the entire cast. From the desparation in the characters' faces during a burglary to the inevitably heartbreaking ending, "The Diary of Anne Frank" is a piece of history that every person worldwide needs to see.
Having just read the book, i found it a little slow. However with that being said this is one time where the book is always better doesnt apply. I enjoyed the movie better and got involved in the story more! Good cast expecially the performance from the actress who portrayed Anne! Mustve been hell for a young girl and well the rest of the 8 tenants of the Secret Annexxe to have no privacy for all that time, living in constant fear that they would be discovered by Hitler's Stormtroopers.
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