[[caption-width-right:350:[[TearJerker I still believe people are good at heart.]]]]
->''"I want to be a champion skater and a writer, I want my picture in all the magazines. Maybe I'll be a movie star...I want to be different from all the other girls. I want to be a modern woman! I want to travel, I want to study languages... languages and history! I want to do everything..."''
-->-- '''Anne's OpeningNarration'''
->''"We've suffered before, and it's only made us stronger!"''
-->-- '''Anne''' to Peter
A mini-series, BioPic on the life of teen Holocaust victim, [[Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank]]. Premiering in May 2001, it's been called the most accurate portrayal of Anne Frank's life (even though no real diary passages were used), and is so far the only film to go through her life in the concentration camp, and actually doesn't end until a month after she has died.
The film starts in 1939, with Anne already going to her Jewish-only middle school, and having a fairly normal life with her friends. However, it all begins to crumble around her the first time the propaganda and Antisemitism hits hard. Anne receives a diary for her 13th birthday, and begins writing about all the terrible things happening to her, up to the day her older sister Margot receives a call-up notice to report to Bergen-Belsen for work. With no other choice, the Frank family, along with family friends the Van Pels, have to live in a two-story, but extremely cramped, attic, and manage to stay hidden for almost three years before an anonymous tip sends the Nazis their way.
While this is where the play and original black and white film ends, as mentioned above, this film goes much further, and manages to give beautiful, accurate (the actresses actually cut all their hair off!), and definitely heartbreaking moments, leading up to a month after Anne died. Hannah Taylor-Gordon, who played Anne, received both Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for her performance as Anne Frank, while Creator/BenKingsley won a Screen Actor's Guild Award for his performance as Otto Frank, Anne's father. The film has sadly never been in theaters, but the DVD is available now, and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH2HxdnUdWE entire film]] is watchable on Youtube.
!!This series provides examples of:
* ACupAngst: Anne has it, what with her stuffing Margot's old bra in one scene and enviously looking at her curvier sister's form when they're toweling off at the beach.
* AloneInACrowd: [[spoiler: Otto, once he gets off the train and is searching for his wife and children.]]
* AnyoneCanDie: So true....
* BasedOnATrueStory: The one closest to the actual events so far.
* BreakTheCutie: While Anne shows little hopelessness despite her religion being persecuted, slowly but surely when she goes into the concentration camp she slowly fades away. [[spoiler: Anne realizing Margot is dead is the final event that makes life not worth living to her anymore, so she lets herself die a few days later.]]
** Hannah and her Father can count as this
** Margot ended up having to depend on her family when her glasses were taken away at the concentration camp and ends up becoming dependent on her younger sister, this is a long way from the sweet, studious, and pretty girl who was admired by the adults so much.
* DaddysGirl: At least in the first half, though she never really makes amends with her mother for being so cruel.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hannah's Mother on Anne: "God knows everything but Anne knows better."
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Margot dies in Anne's arms.]]
* DownerEnding: You'd think that, in light of the black and white film, there would be at least a glimmer of hope in the final scene (in the black and white film, it's shown that Anne's diary is going to change Otto for the better,) but nope. [[spoiler: The film ends with Otto going back to Anne's old room, all her pictures still on the wall, and collapsing to the ground in sorrow.]] While the original film used Anne's diary as a means of changing Otto's character, but in this version it was more of Otto realizing what his daughter actually felt on the inside, and Otto realising he could have helped adds on to the sorrow.
* ForegoneConclusion: Everyone knows what happens to the Franks, but it's still such a nail-biting scene when they are captured.
* FrozenFace: Anne's expression, in the final shot with her in it. [[spoiler: The reason being that now Anne has given up on life, and is letting herself succumb to death.]]
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Anne would feel inferior to Margot whom she views as prettier and more favored. This does not get in the way of their relationship however.
* HomeByChristmas: When announcing the D Day landings, the BBC assures those living in occupied Europe that "1944 will be the year of your liberation!"
* IAmNotPretty: Anne doesn't view herself as a Beauty and doesn't believe Peter when he tells her she has a [[WhenSheSmiles lovely smile]].
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: During a dinner table argument between a few members of the Secret Annex, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Edith scolds Mrs. Van Pels]] that she's "You're [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]], you're [[DramaQueen hysterical]], and you're pushy!" to which Auguste replies "I am not pushy!"
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: When a burglar is heard breaking in downstairs, the men make various unconvincing excuses to leave the room to investigate.
* InfantImmortality: Anne dies a few days after Margot.
** A group of small children are seen being loaded onto a cattle car, smiling and waving goodbye to everyone. They are later seen in Auschwitz being led away, heavily implying that they are being taken to be killed.
* NightmareSequence: After [[spoiler: Hannah is arrested and taken to a concentration camp,]] Anne has nightmares in which she sees her, reaching out her hands and saying "Help me, Anne!"
* OutOfCharacterAlert: Everyone stares at [[TheStoic Peter]] when he comes down the stairs from the attic with a big grin on his face, after getting his first kiss from Anne.
* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler: Anne's reaction to Margot's death.]]
* RousseauWasRight: Anne's famous 'Everyone is good at heart' line, which was actually in her real diary. In the film, it's spoken.
* SecretDiary: Subverted a bit; Anne's parents knew she was keeping a diary, but had no idea what she was writing in it, and didn't until weeks after the war was over.
* SiblingYinYang: As in real life, Margot is well-mannered, reserved, and studious, while Anne is outspoken, energetic, and extroverted.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Only Otto Frank, Anne and Margot's father, lives out of the 8 people in the attic. The end of the film tells how everyone who wasn't on camera such as Peter and Edith supposedly died.]]
* SurvivorGuilt: [[spoiler: Otto, seemingly at the end.]]
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Anne tells Margot that her "Good Paula" only shows up in her writing and innermost thoughts (the context is about this story Otto told the sisters when they were children about a pair of GoofusAndGallant-like [[RightWayWrongWayPair girls named Paula]]) and she's only "Bad Paula" because everyone else expects her to be that.