×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Anne Frank - Classroom Edition
  • Alternative view 1 of Anne Frank - Classroom Edition
  • Alternative view 2 of Anne Frank - Classroom Edition
     

Anne Frank - Classroom Edition

4.8 31
Director: Robert Dornhelm, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, Brenda Blethyn

Cast: Robert Dornhelm, Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, Brenda Blethyn

 

See All Formats & Editions

Based on the critically acclaimed book by Melissa Muller, Anne Frank explores the stirring tale of one of the most influential young women of the 20th century. The re-release of this Classroom Edition DVD contains all-new educational material such as an updated Educator's Guide and a showcase of other diaries written during this history-altering era. Anne Frank was an

Overview

Based on the critically acclaimed book by Melissa Muller, Anne Frank explores the stirring tale of one of the most influential young women of the 20th century. The re-release of this Classroom Edition DVD contains all-new educational material such as an updated Educator's Guide and a showcase of other diaries written during this history-altering era. Anne Frank was an ordinary girl forced by circumstances to bear witness to the most extraordinary tragedy of the 20th century, and the diary she left behind became one of the best known and most affecting documents of those who struggled to survive the Holocaust under Nazi occupation during World War II. Anne Frank is a four-hour television miniseries that retells the well-known story of the Frank family as they hid from Nazi occupation forces in an attic in Amsterdam between 1942 and 1944, but it also takes a look at the life Anne and her family led before the pogrom swept through Germany and Holland, as well as the harrowing details of the grim fate that awaited the Franks in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Hannah Taylor Gordon stars as Anne Frank, with Ben Kingsley as her father Otto, Jessica Manley as her sister Margot, Brenda Blethyn as Auguste Van Pels, and Lily Taylor as Miep Gies; the real-life Miep Gies, one of the Frank family's benefactors, served as a consultant to the producers of this project. Anne Frank (also advertised as Anne Frank: The Whole Story) was first aired by the ABC television network on May 20 and May 21, 2001.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Mike Cummings
Almost everyone knows the heartbreaking story of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl condemned to Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp after she and her family spent two years in an Amsterdam attic hiding from the Nazis. The extraordinary book she wrote while in hiding, called Het Achterhuis (The Diary of a Young Girl), recorded her poignant and incredibly wise observations about life. Anne Frank tells her story, beginning in 1939, when she is a happy schoolgirl bursting with dreams. Later, the Nazi occupation of Holland changes everything. The film builds suspense gradually, showing the fingerprinting of Anne and her father, the beating of Jews by Nazi supporters, the tedium of daily life in the attic, and the appearance of a snooping Nazi collaborator in the employ of the business operated by the non-Jews who supply the attic dwellers -- the Franks and several other Jews -- with food and medicine. During the day, Anne gazes longingly out the window at life below -- people strolling, riding bicycles, pushing baby carriages. At night, Anne and the others huddle in terror as allied planes bomb the city or Nazi patrols round up Jews on the streets below. The entire cast performs with distinction, in particular, Ben Kingsley as soft-spoken Otto Frank and Hannah Taylor-Gordon -- a spindly slip of a girl with dark eyes and a winsome smile -- as Anne. To heighten the sense of realism, the cinematographers show archival film snippets of wartime Amsterdam. When the camera's vantage point shifts, actors and extras take the places of the real people. Then color gradually infuses the black-and-white images. The production follows the fate of the Franks to the very end.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/31/2009
UPC:
0786936792225
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Disney Educational

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Kingsley Otto Frank
Hannah Taylor-Gordon Anne Frank
Brenda Blethyn Auguste Van Pels
Tatjana Blacher Edith Frank
Joachim Krol Herman Van Pels
Jan Niklas Fritz Pfeffer
Lili Taylor Miep Gies
Cees Geel William Van Maaren
Jeff Caster Lammert Hartog
Klara Issova Janny Brandes
Jessica Manley Margot Frank
Nick Audsley Peter Van Pels
Peter Bolhuis Actor
Victoria Anne Brown Jacque Van Maarsen
Rob Das Actor
Michael Horakova Sanne Ledermann

Technical Credits
Robert Dornhelm Director
Kirk Ellis Co-producer,Screenwriter
David Kappes Producer
Risa Kes Casting
Hans Proppe Executive Producer
Elemer Ragalyi Cinematographer
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Christopher Rouse Editor
Suzanne Smith Casting

Scene Index

Public Performance Rights, Educator's Guide, Exclusive Educational Bonus Features to reinforce key concepts, Correlated to National Curriculum Standards, Spanish Language Track

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Anne Frank - Classroom Edition 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
fly4movies More than 1 year ago
for me, this is the best Anne Frank movie of all times and - thank god - now available in German as well (source: http://www.flixxdeals.de/annefrank)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Watched it in my 7th grade reading i really like it.
DM12 More than 1 year ago
Wow. This girl is amazing. This movie has given more insight into Anne Frank's life then any other movie. What I really love about it is, they go into her life before she went into hiding, when she was in hiding, and her life in the concentration camps, and they don't hold back. I seriously cried the first time i watched this movie as you too will probably when you watch it. I also love at the end of the movie they tell you what happened to everybody involved, (in real life) what happened and what became of them. Only being in sixth grade, this was highly amazing and i recommend it too everybody, who actually cares about the past.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the BEST sad movie I have ever seen! This dvd is a must for people into the Holocaust. I usually do not cry over a movie, but this one had me ballin like a big baby! I enjoyed this movie very much and I want you to buy it TODAY!! Today is my sweet 16th birthday!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was in 5th grade we learned about the Holocaust and I always loved Anne Frank so I saw the movie with my faviorite little actress Hannah Taylor Gordon and I watched the movie some much i cryed like a baby!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched this movie with my 8th grade American History class and I cried at the end. I loved it I would give this film a million stars if I could!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw it was in the 5th grade. And the movie just broke my heart. Because of a special person who went through that, and since its a true story. After I saw it just taught me to be appreciative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was in 8th grade, I fell in love with the story of Anne Frank. When this movie came on tv in 2000, I taped it. Then I borrowed it from a friend who had the DVD. Now, it is my comfort movie, I watch it whenever I can. Even though I've read the Diary, and I know what is going to happen, I still cry no matter what.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this movie it was great but so sad
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie for the first time on tv when i was in the 6th grade, and I was just amazed. I can't describe how moving it is. Now as a high school sophmore I still enjoy watching the movie a lot and no matter how many times I see it, I still cry every time. Anne Frank was a truly amazing girl and it's important that her story live on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best Anne Frank movie i've ever seen it has alot more detail to it and shows what happened to Anne when they went to concentration camp.That part I cried over for seeing such a innocent and special girl getting treated like that.I give this movie two thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS MOVIE WAS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE SEEN ABOUT ANNE FRANK.IT HAD MORE DRAMA THAN THE OTHER MOVIES OF HER.I LUVED IT ALOT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was such a wonderful movie, so true to life and keeping its audience focused. I often have difficulty concentrating on a movie and i never cry but not with this one. I cried like a baby and I was glued to the screen the entire time. Awesome job bringing Anne Frank to life!!! Hannah Taylor Gordan and Jessica Manley were absolutely fantastic! Two thumbs up
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw a couple of movies about her. This one really showed a lot more than the other movies shown. Thank you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this movie...I knew I was in for a tearjerker. I must have cried so hard for the suffering of those people. This truly is an amazing movie and deserves to never be forgotton.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I use the video as a supplement to the Anne Frank documentary (the one narrated by Glen Close). My students thoroughly enjoy this combination of videos.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie made me cry to the very end.I want the movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a seventh grader in a small town in California. We don't have much to do with many wars. I certainly would not want to have to do with wars. I, however, am learning as much as I can about the Holocaust and Anne Frank. I first heard about Anne and her diary three years ago, in my language text. I thought, like everyone else: ahh, who cares? This girl died a long time ago. What's so special? I found out more: not just Anne, but millions of Jewish people. Not a long time ago, but just over 50 years. I realized that this wasn't just nothing. I became hooked, even if none of my friends were. I looked at everything I could find about Anne Frank, her friends, and the Jews in Germany, Poland, Hungary, France, and other places at the time of World War II. I found this DVD, and watched it as soon as it arrived at my front door. It is impossible to not cry in the course of this movie. I wish I could have saved Anne Frank and helped the six million Jews that perished at the hands of the Nazis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was AwEsOmE. I enjoy History alot, so this was an informative, and enjoyable movie. Though it was quite sad at the end, it had a great point behind it and it was SO worth seeing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is one of the most sadist movies I have ever seen. It starts out when Anne was a happy and pretty girl but when it takes you to the end of the movie more then looks change. It made me ask so many question after this movie. Its wonderfull I higly recommend it..............