Anne Frank: the Whole Story
Frank (2001) is a made for TV biography of Anne Frank. It starts years
before the famous diary and before German occupation of Holland, and
shows what her life was like in Amsterdam before the Germans arrived.
It also continues where the diary left off, and shows her experiences
as a German prisoner. These experiences include a scene where all of
the women are stripped and their hair cut off. The film is based
on Melissa Muller's biography of Anne Frank, and lots of research by
|For those who don't know,
Anne Frank was a 13 year old Jewish girl living with her wealthy
family in Amsterdam. When the German's started messing with the Jews
in earnest, the family hid in an attic for several years. Anne kept a
very poignant diary, which survived and has become the second widest
read work of non-fiction (second to the bible), and has spawned a play
and several movies.
|Anne keeps her arms over the
important parts, but her mother's breasts (Tatjana Blacher)
are clearly shown.
||On the whole, this film is excellent,
although I think the "work camp" portion, act three, was
longer and slower than necessary to make the point. Excellent
performances all around.
It was filmed in Prague, Czech
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 8.4,
- With their
dollars ... made for TV
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a B.
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