The Diary of Anne Frank

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This is the tragic story of a young Jewish girl and her family forced to hide in German occupied Amsterdam during World War II. She kept a diary of her experiences in hiding and it was later recovered by her father, Otto Frank. The diary is the basis of the original play written in 1955. The movie stars Melissa Gilbert as Anne and Maximillian Schell as Otto. It depicts their struggles with the others in hiding with them regarding food rations and noise, among other things. This is an inspiring drama because of Anne's courage and hope even in the face of desperate fear. The Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam still displays Anne's original diary.

1980 | 1 hr 49 min | 6.7/10
Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright, James Coco, Doris Roberts
Boris Sagal
The Diary of Anne Frank
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Also starring Joan Plowright