The Diary of Anne Frank Poster

Release Date: 1980

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
This film is adapted from the famous autobiographical work by Anne Frank, a Jewish girl killed during the Holocaust. During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, Anne (Melissa Gilbert), and her parents (Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright) are forced to take refuge with another Jewish family, the van Daans, in an attic in Amsterdam. Though tragedy draws ever nearer, Anne retains her hope and humanity, eventually developing a bond with the van Daans' teenage son, Peter (Scott Jacoby).

Cast: Melissa Gilbert, Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright, Doris Roberts, James Coco, Scott Jacoby, Clive Revill

Director: Boris Sagal

Genres: Biography

Keywords: 1940s, Father, Growing up, Mother, Friendship, Pursuit, Inspiring, Moving, Family

Awards

Nominated Television Movie