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Otto Frank, Father of Anne2010

  • 4.3
After returning from Auschwitz, Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, is confronted with Anne's diary. He renews ties with his daughter by reading it. The film tells the story of what he went through, how the loss of his family scarred his life, how he dealt with the dilemmas that the publication of the diary brought upon him and how he made a memorial of his daughter's legacy and became the father-figure for thousands of young readers worldwide. The film is based on unique archive material, hundreds of letters and the photo collection of the Frank family. It contains interviews with the closest friends of Otto Frank, such as his stepdaughter Eva Schloss, Buddy Elias and John Neiman.

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Wonderful film that does not commemorate, but rather explores in a real and humanistic way the complexities of a great man who endured immense tragedy. The film does not endeavor to sanctify Otto Frank, rather to give us an enlightening glimpse into the man who gave us the Diary of Anne Frank, flaws and all. By revealing the true Otto Frank from those with whom he was closest imperfections and all we see his true essence, that of a man with immense honor, strength and fortitude -- from whence his daughter Anne acquired much of the same.

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Wonderful film that does not commemorate, but rather explores in a real and humanistic way the complexities of a great man who endured immense tragedy. The film does not endeavor to sanctify Otto Frank, rather to give us an enlightening glimpse into the man who gave us the Diary of Anne Frank, flaws and all. By revealing the true Otto Frank from those with whom he was closest imperfections and all we see his true essence, that of a man with immense honor, strength and fortitude -- from whence his daughter Anne acquired much of the same.

1 member likes this review