Anne voiceover: 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......
A boys voice: Anne! Anne!
Anne turns around and we see her face
1939, Amsterdam, Holland
Outside the school
Anne: Oh, that bratty Leo Koopman. He thinks he's in love with me!
Hannah Goslar: He's always looking at you.
Sanne: Anne, do you want to come over and play Monopoly tomorrow?
Anne: Sanne, you know my grandmother's coming to visit. I'm simply too busy, Why don't you ask Hannah?
Hannah: I'll be at shul.
Anne: So religious!
Leo: Anne! Anne!
Anne:[Runs into Sanne's bike]Oops. Sorry
Anne and Hannah ride their bicycles and laugh
Anne: Well, I'm off.
Anne and Hannah ride off in seperate directions. People are seen looking in shop windows; Anne rides her bicycle to her Father's business, Pectacon on the Princengracht. The office staff is doing paperwork and Miep is taking a customer's call.
Miep Gies: No, No. I'm not saying you're a bad cook. Of course. I'm sure your husband loves the way your strawberry jam is. mmm..hmm
Anne: Hello, Mr. Kleimen.
Mr. Kleimen: Hello, Anne.
Anne: Miep, where's Father?
Miep:[to the caller]One Minute. He's in the storeroom with Mr. Kugler and Mr. van Pels.
Anne: Thank You, Miep. May I say how nice you look today?
Miep points to Anne, returning the comment
Miep: [Back to the caller]The problem is you're using too much sugar.
Mr. van Pels, Mr. Frank, and Mr. Kugler are trying to figure out a spice mixture.
Hermann van Pels: Too much nutmeg, not enough coriander. I, uh...black pepper with uh.. black ginger.
Otto: No, close.
Anne hears Otto and runs over to him
Otto: Your Mother telephoned. She was quite worried. You should've gone straight home.
Anne doesn't listen
Anne:[to Mr. van Pels] What are you doing?
Otto: Mr. Kugler is trying out some new recipes.
Mr. Kugler: Your mixing still needs work but you may have something.
Otto: That's high praise indeed, Mr. Kugler, as you know, Mr. van Pels has an infailible nose.
Hermann: Anne, joke for you. What is black and white and red all over?
Anne: [shakes her head] What?
Hermann: A newspaper! [Laughs] Ja!?
Anne gives Mr. van Pels a strange look. Otto pats her on the head then she laughs at the joke
Hermann: [Pretends like he's holding a newspaper] You know, read, huh?
The Franks are at their flat. Mrs. Frank is in the kitchen making tea
Anne: What a lovely book.
Margot: Thank you, Grandma.
Anne: Was it exciting coming all the way from Germany...by yourself? Tell me everything.
Otto: You see? She's still as curious as ever.
Anne grabs for Margot's new book
Anne: Let me see your book.
Margot:Let me see.
Otto: Wait, Grandma has another surprise.
Oma Hollander: And here's your present, Anne.
Anne: Margot a fountain pen!
Margot: Itís beautiful
Anne: (gets up to hug her) Thankyou Grandma, Iím so glad you came to visit.
Edith: Grandmother will be living with us from now on would you like that girls?
Anne: Oh yes, very much.
Otto: Anne, why donít you try your new fountain pen?
Anne: Yes, immediately, excuse me.
Edith: And donít take too long, the Goslarís are expecting us. (to Margot) Make sure she gets ready.
Otto: Let her have her fun Edith
Edith: You spoil her terribly Otto, she should have come straight home.
walking to the Goslarís house
Anne: Iím starving
Edith: And please mind your manners Anne
Anne: Yes I know, like Margot
Margot: I thought you liked the Goslarís
Anne: I do, I just wish Hannahís family wasnít so religious; Iíd rather be at the movies.
Mr Goslar gives a prayer Heberew.
Anne looks bored and starts fiddling with her fork
Otto (mouthing): Anne!
At the table after eating
Otto: Hilters only a fever Hans, Germany will recover mark my words
Hans Goslar: And whatís to keep that madman from annexing Holland, and liberating his Germanic brothers?
Otto: The Dutch are different
Hans: Sometimes Otto I think, you have too much faith in people.
In the kitchen while Hannah and Anne look at a book.
Edith: Poor mother, sheís used to better.
Ruth Goslar: God willing Edith, weíll all go home but until then, we get by. Just be thankful you have central heating.
Margot: Let me help you with those Mrs Goslar.
Ruth: Oh thatís very kind of you, such a sweet girl, your lucky, Hannah has two left hands.
Edith: Sometimes I miss a full time servant but we donít have money to pay servants. The Dutch ones are hopeless anyway, simply cannot be relied on.
Hannah: Mother? Anne says you shouldnít call them servants, say Ďmaidí.
Ruth: God knows everything, but Anne knows everything better.
In Anneís bedroom at night
Otto: You like to be spoiled, you like it even better when other people spoil you.
Anne: Does that make me a bad person?
Otto: (shakes head) Good people and bad people have one thing in common they both make mistakes. The difference is that good people can admit their mistakes, and learn from them.
Anne: Tell me about the Paulaís.
Otto: Thatís a story for children not a little woman like you.
Anne: No, I want to hear it.
Otto: The Paulaís live here with us, you canít see them, but sometimes, if you keep absolutely still, and really listen, you can tell where they are hiding,...
Otto and Anne: But bewareÖ
Otto: You never know which Paula you will find, good Paula, or bad Paula whoís always causing trouble.
Anne: I donít mean to be bad Paula, but sometimes, sometimes she just escapes.
Otto: Doesnít matter, as long as you have good Paula in your heart.
Anne: Daddy, couldnít they be the same person? Good Paula and bad Paula?
Otto: Why, yes, I suppose thatís possible.
Anne: Maybe good Paula is afraid of what people might think of her, and thatís why sheís bad sometimes. At least thatís what I think, and you always told me I should think for myself.
Otto: So I did.
At the beach
In the background kids laughing and man yelling: I got it I got it! Thanks father!
Otto: The paper says Hitler has his eye on Poland now, Holland will stay neutral no matter what happens. Still, all this Nazi talk is bad for business.
Fritz Pfeffer: I have fewer patients now but no matter, I still have Jewish cavities to be filled.
Fritz: Say ah
Charlotte Kaletta: AhÖ.
Fritz: Ah, ah, ah (kiss)
Charlotte: Mr Pfeffer! Not until weíre married!
Margot is burying Anne in sand then runs off
Anne: Wait! Itís not fair you cheated!
Edith: Anne! Get out of the water! Otto, say something.
Otto: Anne, do as your mother says.
Edith: You know itís not good for you to go swimming, here, dry yourself off.
Anne: You never let me have any fun.
Edith: I donít want you getting sick you know how frail you are
Otto and Edith watch Fritz and Charlotte playing around in the sand
Otto: Were we ever like that Edith?
Edith: No Otto, we were never like that.
Birthday party at Frank home
Background girl: Oh your so funny.
Hannah: Hey , you took my strawberry!
Otto takes picture of Anne and Lucie
Otto: Look at my two little movie stars.
Edith (talking to Grandma): Would you like anything else?
Hans Goslar walks in dressed as Hitler
Hans: Why was I not invited to this party?!?
Hans pulls ears out
Anne: Its Mr Goslar! Look itís your dad.
Hans:(to Otto) You see? And you told me he would never come to Holland. Hehehe. (to Anne) Happy birthday Anne.
Anne: We must have a picture, a picture please?
Hannah: Yes Daddy!
Otto: A picture? Adolf as your birthday present?
Otto: The girls and Uncle Adolf. *click* Hannah point at your dad, everyone point at uncle Adolf.
Otto: Itís very good *click*
Newsreel with Hitler speaking German
Film Announcer: Germany invades Poland and the free state of Danzig ending the efforts and hopes of diplomats for peaceful settlement. The roar of gunfire replaces the talk of statesmen and the curtain of war falls over Europe.
Background people: Get out! Booo! Order of the Swastika! Lousy traitor! Sit down! Booo!
FA: Öhuge French guns move to the front
Anne: When will the picture start?
Otto: Soon Anne, soon.
FA:The nations first bulwark of defence.
Walking home from cinema
Anne: Wasnít Norma Shear beautiful? Much too pretty to lose her head. I donít like the king very much though; Tyrone Power was much more handsomeÖ like the boy Iím going to marry.
Otto: Youíve already chosen?
Anne: Oh no, too many admirers.
Otto: Just like poor Marie Antoinette.
Anne: The war wonít come here will it Daddy?
Anne: I donít think Iíd like that very much.
Otto: Oh Anne, the British will see to herr Hitler.
Office workers listening to radio
Radio Announcer: Violating repeat proclamation of Hollandís neutrality in the current conflict, German troopsÖ
Air raid sirens and aeroplanes can be heard outside
In Frank home
Anne: What is it?
Runs to the balcony to take a look outside
Edith: Anne! What do you think youíre doing?
Edith, Grandma, Margot and Anne huddle together until air raid finishes
Leaflets fall from the sky which says:
Citizens of Amsterdam! Surrender Now! Or suffer the fate of your countrymen!!!!
In Frank dining room
Herman: I ask you Mr Gies, what is the good of the Dutch army in the face of a Blitzkrieg? Theyíll be riding to the front in bicycles. Hahaha!
Jan Gies: I wish I could disagree with you, but Iím afraid I canít.
Auguste van Pels: Kerli All this talk about an invasion is nonsense. Why havenít they? Whatís stopping them?
Hermann: Why donít you stay out of it? Iíll do the thinking, if you please.
Auguste: Ha, Mr Frank listens to his wife. You see what heís like? He knows all the answers.
Hermann: Beware of marriage Mr Gies, its merits are highly overrated.
Auguste: Here, here.
Otto: My sister begged me to send the girls to London to live with her.
Miep: And will you?
Otto: How can I keep them safe there? Itís better if we stay together, hope for the best.
Hermann: Ah, heres a joke for you.
Auguste: We heard it.
Shows documentary footage of the German invasion
May 15, 1940
Hans: Five days was all it took, now people are throwing themselves out of windows
Otto: Where does panic get us Hans? We learn to adapt.
Hans: We adapted in Germany.
Ruth: I want my baby to be born in a different world, not like the one we left.
Edith: Itís Frankfurt all over again.
Ruth: No, I mustnít let myself think that, not now
Sign in front of the cinema: Jooden ingang verboden! Anne reads it dissapointedly
Another sign: Juden Viertel Joodsche Wijk.
Painted Jew signs on shop windows. One man is painting one while Anne watches.
Background men: haha
Painter: Is that good?
Jewish Registration office
Photographer takes photo of Anne.
Photographer: Next. Come on. Keep moving. Next in line.
Anne: Whats going on Pim? Why do we have to be here?
Otto: Itís just a formality Anne, like a census, you know, beuocracy
In another line they print their thumbprint.
Otto: Anneliese Marie Frank.
Otto: Otto Frank.
ĎJí stamped on ID cards
Anne and Hannah walk with baby carriage
Lucy: Anne, Hannah, wait for me. Is this her? Sheís adorable.
Hannah: Her name is Gabi, Iím still not use to having a sister. She keeps me busy all the time.
Anne: You musnít spoil her Hannah, No one likes a spoilt child. Iím not sure if I care for your outfit Lucy, if you donít mind me saying so.
Lucy: Mother makes me wear it. She said we should show some allegiance, what ever that means. Papa has been out of work for so long, Mother says Hitler will create jobs here the way he did in Germany.
Lucyís mother (from the window): Lucy, what are you doing? Get away from those girls!
Otto: Not to worry Mr Kleiman, weíll beat the Nazis at their own game, paper work. Because Pectacon is registered as a Jewish business itís necessary to create a whole new company and with your permission Jan, weíll call it Gies and Company.
Jan: Whatever I can do to help but you must be careful Mr Frank, the beaurocrats are silent collaborators.
Otto: Youíll be listed as supervisory director but with no responsibilities. Mr Kugler will take over day to day operations along with Mr Kleiman. It will be a purely Aryan enterprise, all strictly legal. On paper I wonít exist.
Sign on door, ĎPectacon, N.V. Specialists in Fine Spices and Preservativesí changes to ĎGies and Co. Specialists in Fine Spices and Preservatives.í
Anne: Is there something wrong with us? The Jews?
Miep: No, you must never think that.
Anne: We must have done something awful.
Miep: No. I was a little girl like you in Vienna when the war came and there wasnít enough food to eat. Then one day, my mother bundled me up and she took me to the train station. She put me on a train to Holland, she hung a sign around my neck, and she said good bye.
Anne: Didnít she love you anymore?
Miep:Yes she did, thatís why she did it, there was food here and families willing to share it, but I did not know that at the time. I felt so sick and so alone, but when I got a little older I realised: good people sometimes find themselves in trouble without having done anything wrong.
Anne: Do you think I am a good person?
Miep: Yes I do.
Knock on door, and Jan shows Miep a wedding ring
Miep: Only one?
Jan: Weíll get another one later, when times are better. This ones yours. To prove someoneís finally going to make an honest Dutch woman out of you.
Miep: Iím already honest. (kiss)
Miep and Jans wedding
Minister: Miss Sandtrouschitz?
Jan: Your turn.
Miep: Oh! I do! I do!
Hermann: Hahaha! (Auguste elbows him)
Minister: I now pronounce you man and wife.
The wedding reception at the office
Background voices: More dancing! Music and champagne
Everyone is dancing
Auguste: You have two left feet.
Mr Kleiman gets more champagne but thereís none left.
Mr Kleiman: Gone.
Anne: You dance divinely Miep.
Miep: Oh thankyou Anne.
Anne: You too Jan.
Jan: She leads, I just follow.
Anne: May I see your ring again please Miep? I want one just like it when I get married. And a husband like Jan.
Miep: Youíll find one, I did.
Jan puts a new song on
Jan: May I?
Auguste: Oh please Kerli just one more dance.
Hermann: Oh sit down please Putti, before you make a fool of yourself!
Auguste: Surely you wouldnít refuse a ladyís invitation Mr Frank?
Otto: Well Iím afraid at the moment you have a rival Mrs van Pels.
Anne: Charmed, sir.
Teacher: The name of the man who discovered the basic laws of geometry was Pythagoras. Write it down please. P-y-t-h-a-g-o-r-a-s.
Anne:Iím afraid however interesting your lesson might be I canít see it.
Teacher: Well um, you, will you change places with MissÖ
Anne: FrankÖ Frank.
Teacher: Change please.
Anne moves to the front and sits next to Jacque.
Teacher: The square of the hypothenuseÖ.
Riding their bikes home
Anne: I like your eyes Jacque, they were the first thing I noticed about you. People say my hair is my most attractive feature. Do you think they are right?
Jacque van Maarsen: Yes of course.
Anne: You know, we live on the Merwedeplein. Itís not far away. You can come to my house if you want. We can do our homework together; Iíd like that very much.
Jacque: So would I.
Anne: Weíre going to be famous friends I can tellÖ. At the Montessori school I was very popular. I cried when Mrs Kuprus told us we couldnít go there anymore.
Jacque: At my school, there was these awful boys. They use to call us ĎJew girlsí. We were so scared we ran away.
Anne: I donít know, maybe its better this way. Think about it, if it wasnít for the Germans, we probably would have never met.
Mrs Frank and Oma Hollander are sitting in the Frank living room, Edith is knitting, while Anne and Jacque do homework at the table.
Cat jumps on table: meow!
Anne: This is Moortje. Sheís going to have kittens soon, because she keeps meeting lots of men.
Anne picks Moortje up.
Anne: Mummy, would it be alright if Jacque stayed over one night?
Edith: If she wants to.
Anne: Wait I have a better idea. Iíll come over to your house, (leans in and whispers) we can talk about things they donít want us to.
In her room, Anne takes Margotís bra out of the closet and models it in front of the mirror. Not liking what she sees, she puts it on and stuffs cotton balls inside. She then takes another look in front of the mirror, much happier with the changes she made.
The sleepover in Jacqueís bedroom. Jacque is showing Anne photographs of women in dresses
Jacque: You want to see something really magical? Mother designed that, the best people use to wear her dresses. She stopped making them when the war started, she thinks theyíre out if place.
Anne: After the war Iím only going to wear the finest of clothes. (acting it out) ĎMiss Anne Frank was radiant at the Princeís Ball last night wearing a beautiful gown of gold laceÖ.í
Jacque claps. Anne spots a book on the shelf on the other side of the bedroom and takes it out to look at
Anne: Joop Ter Heul!
Jacque:Youíve read it?
Anne: Three times. I love Cissy Van Marxveldt, sheís my favourite writer.
Jacque: Didnít you just love the part where Leo proposes to Joop?
Anne: Here, Iíll be Joop and you be Leo.
They go over to sit on the bed
Anne: Hold my hand.
Anne puts on an exaggerated sad face on
Jacque:ĎJoop, youíre cryingí.
Anne: ĎLet go of my hand Leo!í
Jacque: ĎWhat if I told you you are my one true darling?í
Anne: ĎOh Leoí
Jacque: ĎKiss me Joop!í
Anne gives Jacque a kiss on the cheek
Anne and Jacque: hahahaha!!
Anne: Jacque, if I tell you a secret will you promise not to tell anyone?
Jacque: I promise.
Anne: Iíve never been kissed by a boy before. Have you?
Jacque nods her head
Anne: What was it like? Kissing?
Jacque: It wasÖ. Youíll find out.
Anne: I want to be a real woman, with a womanís body.
Unbuttons the first button of her pyjamas and pulls out the cotton balls and throws them at Jacque. Jacque is shocked!
Anne: Iíd love to know what one feels like. May I?
Anne: But weíre best friends arenít we?
Jacque: Of course we are, weíll always be best friends.
Anne: If one of us has to go away, promise to exchange letters?
Jacque throws the cotton balls back at Anne
They start a cotton ball fight
Teacher: We measure the circumference of a circle in which the formula 2 Pi r. Write it down please.
Anne, Jacque and Hannah are talking in the middle of the class
Girls are busted and turn to the front again.
Teacher: Youíre quite the chatterbox arenít you, Miss Frank? Well perhaps youíd like to share your wisdom with us. A little essay perhaps, entitled, ďQuack, Quack, Quack Went Mrs QuackenbushĒ.
Teacher: Letís say, 500 words. Due tomorrow.
Anne is sitting at her desk in her room not far from Margot who is also doing homework and Anne is thinking. She gets an idea then starts to write.
The van Pelsí and Franks in the Frank living room
Auguste (fanning herself): Ugh these blackout drapes make everything so stuffy in here I feel as if Iím suffocating sometimes.
Hermann: Itís all in your head.
Auguste: You know that isnít true. Iím a very delicate creature Mr. Frank, very delicate.
Edith gives Otto a look while Otto adjusts his tie uncomfortably.
Hermann: I tell you the Germans will lose this war.
Auguste: And I keep asking you when?
Otto: We must be thankful for what blessings we have.
Edith: Blessings? Otto really.
Otto:Our families are together thatís enough.
Anne walks in
Anne: Attention everyone, ahem, ďQuack, Quack, Quack Went Mrs Quackenbush, A Story By Anne FrankĒ.
Auguste rolls her eyes, still fanning herself
Otto: Go ahead Anne, weíre all listening.
Anne: ďOnce upon a time there was a mother duck with three beautiful ducklings who lived in a lake ruled by a proud swan. ĎQuack, quack, quackí, said Mrs Quackenbush to her brood. ĎQuack, quack, quackí said the ducklings. ĎKeep your voices down!í roared the swan, his feathers all in a ruffle, Ďkeep quiet or Iíll bite you, and then youíll never quack againíĒ.
Surroundings change from Frank living room to the classroom.
Anne: ďThis swan was not a nice swan, he was a black swan, and all the other ducks in the lake were afraid of him. But not Mrs Quackenbush. ĎYou wonít bit these childrení, she said to the swan, who answered, Ďthey are only ugly little ducklings and I am their masterí. And then he started to bit the ducklings, Ďsave us Mama!í the poor little ducklings cried. And then Mrs Quackenbush began to quack. She quacked, and she quacked, and she quacked. ĎStop it! Stop that infernal quacking!í cried the swan, putting his wings over his ears. But Mrs Quackenbush did not stop, not until the black swan flew away, never to return. She gathered her ducklings around her and together they swam off together happily ever after, singing, Ďquack, quack, quackí.
In the back stairway of the office building
Mr Kleiman: Right up here.
Mr Kugler: Iíve been thinking it might be a good idea to take over the building behind us. Iíll show you what I have in mind.
Walk up stairs and into the rooms
Mr Kugler: Its two rooms and a bathroom below, an attic upstairs. Itís a perfect laboratory space wouldnít you say? A place for Mr van Pels and me to cook up our little experiments. What do you say?
Otto: Yep, why not. Business is good, the war. We can afford to expand. Yeah.
Man is stamping ID cards: Next.
Otto: The Germans are feeling especially generous today. Four stars for a single textile coupon.
Edith: Must we be branded now too?
Otto: So it appears, and we must pay for the privilege.
Walking home from school, with new yellow stars sewed onto their clothes
Anne: Arenít you going to miss school now that itís nearly over? I am. Especially history, I love history.
Jacque: Such a long walk to the lyceum, I miss having a bike.
Anne: Hmm! Personally, Iím glad mine was stolen, at least the Germans didnít get it.
Hannah and Sanne are walking behind them
Hannah: Oh Miss Quackenbush!
Sanne and Hannah together: Quack, quack, quack! Hahaha! Quack, quack, quack!
Jacque and Anne look annoyed
Anne: They can act so childish sometimes.
They stop in front of the book shop where a red checkered diary is on display
Anne: Look, isnít it darling? I asked Daddy to buy it for me for my thirteenth birthday. Itís going to be the best ever, the most smashing.
Anne continues to stand there admiring the new diary. She walks away without looking and bump into a passer by.
Anne: Oh, sorry!
Passer by: Um, youíre Anne Frank, you go to school with my cousin Wilma. Iím Hello. Hello Silberberg.
Anne: Oh helloÖ Hello. Haha! This is my best friend Jacque.
Jacque: How do you do?
Hello: Perhaps you would allow me to buy you a hot chocolate?
Anne: I love chocolate!... chocolate.
Anne: Is your name really Hello?
Hello: Helmuth, but my grandfather doesnít like it so he calls me Hello instead.
Anne: But doesnít your parents think itís funny?
Hello: I donít know, I havenít seen them in four years.
Now sitting outside
Anne: You came all by yourself?
Anne: It mustíve been so... so dangerous. Iíve never had an adventure like that before. I suppose Oma did, but she didnít talk about it much. She died last winter, she had cancer.
Hello: Oh, Iím sorry.
Anne: I never got to tell her how much I loved her.
Hello: Iíd like very much to see you again, if that would be alright.
Anne: You donít have a girlfriend do you?
Hello: Well, thereís Ursula, of course. Sheís very pretty.
Anne: Oh really?
Hello: But not as interesting as you are.
Hello: We can meet on Wednesday evenings. My grandparents think I go to woodcarving lessons but I actually go to silence meetings. Iím not a fanatic or anything. You know, mainly everyone just yells. Iíd much rather be with you.
They reach the front door of the apartment building
Anne: Well, here I am.
Hello: I can call for you then?
Anne (nodding): That would be nice.
Hello: Until Wednesday, then.
They shake hands
Old footage of Jews being dragged around and being rounded up. Some are pulled out of a synagogue. You can see Bep walking to work in the background. Screen turns to colour as the Jews are rounded up and hoarded into cattle trucks screaming and yelling.
Otto: Come in Miep, sit down.
Otto closes the door behind him
Otto: Youíve no doubt read how the Germans have emptied the provinces of Jews and sent them all here to Amsterdam. Our own Jewish council urges cooperation. Thereís talk of mass deportations, labour camps. Remember those poor boys they rounded up last February? They were sent to labour camps, not one came back.
Otto: Miep, I have a great secret to confide in you. Edith, the children and I are going into hiding. Mr van Pels and his family will join us. Iím not going to wait for the Nazis to drag us away, weíll simply disappear.
Miep: Where will you go?
Miep: I donít understand.
Otto: In the annexe at the back of this building. Weíll make the move on the 16th of July.
Miep: Thatís less than a month away.
Otto: Kleiman and Kugler have been helping to move certain belongings and supplies a little at a time. Weíll need someone to rely on for necessities, to act as caretaker. You know how much I trust you here in the office but what Iím askingÖ well, what Iím asking of you nowó
Miep: Yes, Iíll do it. Of course.
Otto: Think Miep. Itíll be a great burden, not without risk. The penalties are bound to be severe.
Miep: I said yes, I meant it.
Otto: Thankyou Miep.
Miep: Anne and Margot, do they know?
Otto: No, not yet. Let them enjoy their lives for a little while longer.
Anne is in bed sleeping and Moortje nudges her, trying to wake her up. She wakes up, looks at her clock, pats Moortje, gets out of bed and goes to the living room. There her birthday presents are on the table, including the red diary. She picks it up excitedly and runs into her parents room and jumps on the bed.
Anne: Pim. Thankyou, Pim. Thankyou so much!
Smoothers him with kisses
Anne: Thank you, thank you, Pim. Oh I love you, Daddy. Itís beautiful. Thankyou so much, thankyou!
Jumps off bed and runs off, totally ignoring her mother. Edith gets up.
Otto: Sheís just excited.
Edith: Iím sure.
Anne runs in her bedroom and opens the curtains, blinding a sleepy Margot in the process. Margot puts her glasses on to see whatís going on. Anne sits at her desk which has the walls covered completely by movie stars. Turns the lamp on, opens the diary up, takes her fountain pen out of the drawer then a photograph of herself and holds it up
Anne: Quite a glamour girl, wouldnít you say?
Puts the photograph on the left side of the page and starts writing on the right hand: June 12, 1942.
Frank living room, Anneís birthday party
Anne is looking at a pair of red shoes
Anne: The soles are like real leather.
Hannah: Youíre so lucky.
Anne: I know! Hahaha
Sanne: Anne, whoís that boy?
She turns around to look and sees the boy sitting at the table
Anne: Oh, thatís Peter van Pels, heís always hammering something out in the back garden behind us. Heís a dope. Mummy says I have to be nice to him because his father works with Pim.
Sanne: I think heís cute.
Anne turns around to take another look
Margot: Peter, would you like a biscuit?
Margot: Anne baked them herself.
Peter: Great, Iíd love one thankyou.
He takes a handful
Door bell rings and Edith answers. Hello is at the door holding flowers
Edith: Come in
Edith: Iíll get Anne
Anne comes along and brings him over with the rest of the kids
Hello: Hi. Good afternoon everyone.
Otto: Take your seats everyone. The show is about to begin.
Kids sit down while Otto puts projector on with a silent Rin-Tin-Tin movie.
Hello: Oh, um, these are for you.
Hello gives Anne the flowers
Hello: Youíre welcome.
Jacque gives Anne a cheeky look
Anne: I know what youíre thinking, but Iím not in love with anybody. Weíre just friends.
Anne gives Hello a look and slowly puts her hand next to his
Sunday July 5, 1942
Hello: My grandparents donít approve of my seeing you. They say youíre not old enough.
Anne: Well you shouldnít so anything your parents donít approve of.
Anne goes to close the door with a smile on her face
Hello: Love always finds a way.
Anne: Iíll see you later then.
Hello: Good bye.
Anne: Good bye.
After Anne closes the door she leans against it with the same big smile on her face and walks off. She goes and sits on her bed patting Moortje while Margot is sitting in front of her reading a book
Anne: Margot, what do you think of Hello?
Margot: HeísÖ heís very nice. And decent. Itís easy to see heís in love with you.
Anne (laughing to herself): Yes, Itís rather fun.
Margot shakes her head at Anne
Anne: Margot, how old were you when you got your period?
Margot: Anne! Little girls shouldnít talk of such things.
Anne: Iím tired of being a little girl. I want to be a woman.
Margot: Well, itís different for every girl... woman. Your turn will come, you just have to be patient.
Margot walks off
Anne: For how long?
Door bell rings and Edith answers to a man in uniform.
Messenger: Sign here.
Edith signs and gets the letter, messenger gives one last dirty look. Edith hurriedly opens the letter which says:
16. 2. 1926
You are hereby ordered to report immediately for Westerbork Transit Camp on:
15. JULI 1942 at 1.50 hours
At the Central Station, Amsterdam.
As luggage you may take with you:
Edith puts on her coat and wipes the tears in her eyes
Closes the door behind Margot
Edith: I have to go to the van Pelsí. Donít answer the door until I get back, you understand?
Margot: Why? Whatís the matter?
Edith: You- Your fatherís gotten a summons. Donít worry, heís made plans. Iíll come back as quickly as I can. Anne has to be told. Break it to her as gently as you can. And remember, keep absolutely still. Theyíre to think no oneís home.
Margot: I understand.
Edith: All right.
Edith kisses Margot on the forehead and leaves.
Anne is still sitting on her bed with her diary
Edith runs up spiral staircase to the van Pels apartment. Hermann shows Edith into the living room where Auguste is.
Hermann: Come in, sit down.
Auguste: Whatís happening?
Edith (with tears): Theyíve come for Margot. We always thought they would come for Otto or me. But never the children.
Hermann: Whereís Otto?
Edith: Visiting some friends at the Truat hospital.
Hermann: I planned for the 16th, but this changes everything, Otto will know what to do.
Frank living room, Frank women wait in the living room with Hermann, Anne has tears in her eyes. Otto comes home. Anne goes and hugs Otto
Anne: Daddy, I thought I would never see you again.
Otto: Oh, donít be silly Anne. Whatís happened?
Pulls Anne off him, Edith hands the letter over to Otto where he quickly reads it
Otto: Anne, listen to me. I want you and Margot to pack a rucksack. There wonít be any time tomorrow.
Anne: Daddy, whatís going on?
Otto: Iíll explain everything later. Now go.
Otto wipes Anneís tears away
Margot: Come on.
Otto (to Hermann): Call Mr Kleiman, he has instructions. Fetch Miep and Jan, have them come around and see youíre off the street by curfew.
Anne and Margot in their room packing their things
Anne: These pictures are important.
Margot: Anne, I know itís hard, but we have to try and be sensible.
Anne: I donít care; my stars mean everything to me.
Edith: Jacqueís on the phone.
Edith:And rememberÖ (Puts finger to mouth)
Anne: Hello, Jacque?
Jacqueís voice over the phone: Anne, you wonít believe it, Joopís got a baby now. Did you ever think she would become a mother?
Jacque v/o: Joop. Joop Ter Heul. Havenít you seen the new Cissy Van Marxveldt book? Iím almost halfway through.
Anne looks heartbroken
Anne: It sounds divine.
Jacque v/o:Iíll come up tomorrow. We can read it together, you be Joop, and Iíll be Leo, just like the last time.
Anne: Alright. Iíll see you tomorrow.
Jacque v/o: I canít wait to show you the cover, itís so darling.
Door bell rings
Anne: I have to go now, our guests are here. Goodbye Jacque.
Miep (on other side of door): Miep and Jan.
Otto: Right through here.
Edith (to Anne): Go on now, finish packing your clothes.
Anne and Margot continue in their room, and Edith, Otto, Miep and Jan sort clothes out, Miep starts putting clothes on.
Miep: Mr Frank, here, let me. Mm-hm. Jan, help Mr Frank.
Otto writes a letter which says:
Capt. Hermann Steiner
Circumstances has led us to leave for Maastricht sooner than expectedÖ
Otto: Thisíll put people off the track. If anyone enquires, tell them that weíve gone to Switzerland. Oh, post this to my mother in Bautzen. You understand.
Anne puts diary in rucksack. Miep and Jan are now stuffed with clothes, Miep has so much she looks pregnant. They go to leave.
Otto: You know what to do
Anne is lying on her bed with Moortje, Otto is tying up her rucksack
Anne: How long will we be in hiding?
Otto: A few weeks, perhaps a month or two. Until the war is over.
Anne: Where will we go? Will it be in town? The country?
Otto: Youíll know tomorrow. Weíll all be together, thatís the main thing.
Anne: Will I be able to write to Jacque?
Otto: She must never know.
Anne:Moortje? Can I take Moortje with me?
Otto: Iím sorry. Weíll leave some food and a note for the neighbours.
Anne: It isnít fair!
Anne starts to cry and Otto hugs her
Otto: No, no.
Early the next morning, Miep comes to the doorstep with her bike. The Frank family are inside waiting
Miep: Hurry, Margot, before it gets light.
Otto: Please, back inside everyone.
Margot hops on a bike that was waiting outside and they ride off
Miep: Everything will be fine. Youíll see.
Edith starts making her bed
Otto: Edith, leave everything.
Anne is still sorting some clothes out in her room, what to take, what to leave behind.
Moortje watches from her bed.
Edith takes one last look at her and Ottoís framed wedding photo. Anne throws her new red shoes she got for her birthday on the floor and goes over to the bed with Moortje and hugs and kisses her.
Otto: We canít live in the past Edith, only the future. Hmm?
Edith starts crying and hugs with Otto. Anne is still with Moortje
Otto:Anne, quickly please.
Gives Moortje one last kiss and leaves her on the bed. They put head scarfs and coats on and leave out the door.
Anne, Edith and Otto start walking from Merweideplein to Prinsengracht. Shot of the Frank dining room with breakfast dishes still out, Moortje is on the table picking on the food, with the note to the neighbours on the table. They continue walking and arrive at Gies and Co. Miep, Bep and Mr Kleiman hears footsteps outside and Miep gets up. Miep leads them up the spiral staircase to the annexeís front door.
Edith: And Margot?
Miep: Sheís waiting here.
Edith: Oh, Thank God.
They walk inside, Otto and Miep exchange one last look and Miep closes the door behind her.
Four Months later
Anne is at her desk writing
Anne narrates: Dear Jacqueline, youíre the only person I can tell about what happened, but you must promise not to say a word to anyone. Donít ask any questions about where we have gone. If you do, it could be very dangerous for us. Since youíve never had to disappear, Iíll try to give you an idea of our life. I call our hiding place ĎThe Secret Annexeí, and strange as it may seem, itís actually quite cosy here. Youíd be surprised to find out that weíre just above Daddyís office.
We take a tour around the annexe
Anne v/o: Up the back staircase and behind a small door. Open the door, take one giant step and voila. Daddy and Mummyís room is right behind the staircase. Margot and I reside next door. Weíve even got a bathroom. Upstairs thereís a larger room with a kitchen. The van Pelsí sleep there at night but during the day itís a big living room. We have to stay upstairs as long as the workers are still in the building. Peter van Pels has a room off to the side, much smaller than mine. And thereís an attic for storage. There are warehouses on both sides of us and neighbours all around. We have to be invisible day and night.
Anne and Otto organise stuff and test the blackout boards on the windows
Otto: Still see light, sweets.
Frank family organise clothes in cupboards and books on shelves
Anne v/o: At first it was only Daddy and me doing all the work. Mummy and Margot eventually got over their shock and started to help.
Otto is putting things in a trunck labelled: Lieutenant of the Reserves. Otto Frank
Anne v/o: Itís amazing to see how much of our things Daddy had managed to sneak away. I wasnít the only one to bring my memories with me, Daddy kept his old soldiers trunk.
Anne pastes movie star pictures on walls and packs books on the shelf in her room
Anne v/o: It was hard for all of us not to think about the life we had left behind. I miss my old room but at least I have my movie stars to keep me company. With a little luck we can all be happy here until we go back home.
Mr Kleiman and Mr Kugler carry and adjust the bookshelf
Anne v/o: And now our annexe is really a secret. Mr Kugler and Mr Kleiman had a bookcase built in front of our little doorway. You have to be careful when you go downstairs to bend down low and try not to bump your head. Everything was ready by the time the van Pels arrived on July 13th.
Van Pelís arrive up the stairs carrying luggage
Anne: There here
Otto: Well done. Come in, come in.
Auguste: Ugh, I need oxygen. Well, I told Mr van Pels that Iím not going anywhere without my little potty.
Pulls the potty out of a hat box and shows it around
Peter in his room
Anne v/o: Peter van Pels, the dope that he is, brought his cat even though Daddy told him not to. Mrs van Pels asked me to love Peter like a brother. But thatís impossible. Mummy says heís shy, but I think heís rather boring.
Anne at her desk writing
Anne v/o: Now weíre to have another guest. The other day Daddy announced we have an opportunity to save one of our acquaintances.
Everyone in the living room
Otto: Mr Pfeffer has asked me about a hiding place. Now, we know this will only add to your worries so the final decision rests with you.
Mr Kugler: Itís just as dangerous for seven as it is for eight.
Otto: So weíre agreed.
Anne at desk
Anne: From what we can tell, Mr Pfeffer is quite congenial, for a dentist anyway. Thatís all I had better write for now. Iím sure weíll see each other again Jacqueline, but probably not before the wars over. Until then, a little kiss from your best friend, Anne.
Westertoren clock chimes, Anne looks over to Margot from her writing and Margot, who was reading a book on the bed, smiles too. Workers leave the warehouse while Miep looks out. When she sees that itís alright she goes upstairs
Otto: Good morning Miep.
Miep: Good morning Mr Frank.
Edith: Good morning Miep, here you are.
Edith, Auguste and Hermann hands something to Miep.
Hermann: Some cigarettes, if you donít mind Miep.
Auguste: And some peppermint tea, Iíve been having the most frightful dizzy spells lately.
Miep: Things are harder and harder to come by.
Otto: Whatever you can do will be fine, for all of us.
Anne: So Miep, whatís the news? I have a letter for Jacque but Daddy wonít let me give it to you.
Miep: When I finish with the shopping, weíll have our talk.
Otto: And, what about our friend Mr Pfeffer?
Miep: He canít come tomorrow, he has patients.
Auguste and Hermann laugh
Auguste: The idea!
Hermann: What nerve.
Otto: Tomorrows Friday. Tell Mr Pfeffer we will expect him Monday. Thatíll give him time to settle his affairs but not a day later.
Miep: Iíll see to it.
Mr Kleiman and Fritz walk down Prinsengracht and pass two German soldiers. Mr Pfeffer stops to look at them but Mr Kleiman pulls him inside the office.
Mr Kleiman: Miep, you remember one of our salesmen Mr Wichtor.
Miep: Mm-hm. May I take your coat?
Fritz looks confused and raises his hat to her
Miep: How are sales?
Fritz: Oh, what? Bad.
Fritz: Through the summer, very bad.
Miep drags him out the door since the cleaning lady is looking as she cleans
Miep: I hear thatÖ. Mr Kleiman and Bep continue working as if it was nothing out of the ordinary
Edith is peeling potatoes, Hermann is making sausages with a cigarette in his mouth, Peter is sawing a piece of wood and Auguste is stirring something in a pot and reading a book at the same time
Otto is reading Dickens
Auguste: Noir .
Otto tries to correct her pronunciation
Otto: Oir, oir.
Miep comes in
Auguste: Oh, Mr Pfeffer.
Edith: Mr Pfeffer.
Fritz: ButÖ youÖ youíre in Switzerland.
Anne: No, no, that was only a story.
Edith: Hello Mr Pfeffer.
Fritz: Mrs Frank.
Fritz and Edith shake hands and Otto extends his hand too
Hermann and Fritz shake too
Anne: Well, here it is Mr Pfeffer.
Fritz: (to Auguste) nice to meet you.
Anne: Donít worry; itís only like this when the workers are out to lunch. For the rest of the day (puts finger to mouth, whispering), itís quiet. You have to learn the rules of course, there are scads of rules.
Otto carries his bags out
Otto: Mr Pfeffer appreciates the value of discipline. Here idleness is our enemy. Our motto: work and hope.
Auguste: Hehe, listen to the Prussian officer.
Anne: Breakfast is at 9am, except on Sundays and holidays when its 11:30. Lunch is from 1:15 to 1:45, and then we expect visitors.
Anne: Our helpers of course. Here.
Takes a seat out for him
Anne: Dinner after the nightly news broadcasts, and lights out promptly at 10.
Auguste:Parlez-vous Francais, Monsieur Pfeffer? (Do you speak French Mr Pfeffer?)
Fritz: Oui, oui, je parle un peu. Comment ca va, madam? (yes yes, a little. How do you do, Madam?)
Auguste: What does that mean?
At table eating dinner
Fritz: My poor Charlotte, She thinks Iíve been spirited away to the country. Who would ever believe that I was right here, in the centre of Amsterdam?
Auguste (Flirty): Would you like some more vegetables, Mr Pfeffer?
Fritz: Thank you.
Anne: I think weíre all very fortunate here.
Auguste: What a ridiculous thing to say.
Anne: I donít think its ridiculous at all, itís a wonder I donít cry all the time thinking about my friends.
Auguste: Has she been taking her valerian drops? Be quiet.
Hermann: Putti, youíre spoiling my digestion.
Fritz: Children know nothing of what goes on in the world.
Auguste: Here, here.
Getting ready for bed
Auguste: Whereís my pillow? What have you done with it this time?
Hermann: I ate it. How am I suppose to know where it is?
Peter is in bed rolling his eyes at his parents
Auguste: You keep losing everything.
Hermann throws a pillow at Auguste. Fritz is packing his things in his room while Anne is in the bathroom cleaning her teeth. Fritz looks at a picture of Charlotte, and runs his finger along the shelf to see how dirty it is.
Auguste: And your predictions never come true.
Hermann: When have I ever been wrong?
Auguste: When have you ever been right?
Margot and Otto pull out Margotís divan bed.
Margot: I think itís a bit odd, Anne in there with Mr Pfeffer.
Otto shakes his head
Margot: Heís so old.
Otto: Anneís still a child, she wonít mind.
Anne is now putting peroxide on her upper lip. Fritz is waiting impatiently in their room.
Auguste: We use to have such fun, before.
Hermann: Before we were married you mean.
Anne comes out of the bathroom
Fritz: Ah, do you always take this long?
Anne: Only as long as I need to.
Fritz: Iíll have to have a word with your father.
Fritz goes in the bathroom. Hermann and Auguste are laughing in their bedroom, Peter is trying to get comfortable in bed with his parents making all that noise
Hermann: Donít touch me!
Edith: Listen to them, every night the same racket. It would have been different with the Goslarís.
Otto: With two children and a baby on the way. Weíve been over this Edith. If the baby had cried, what then? It would have given us all away. This is no place for a woman as pregnant as she was.
Edith: At least I could have taken care of her. I still canít believe it, mother and baby both dead.
Margot: Mother, donít.
Edith: It would have been different ifÖ I had been there to help.
Otto: You donít know that Edith.
Edith: Thatís just it Otto, I will never know.
Otto: You have to try not to think of things outside these walls. Itís hard, I know, but we canít be responsible for everyone. Just for ourselves.
Fritz is snoring. Anne wakes up and gets out of bed, thereís a red stain on the bed. She goes to the bathroom and looks at herself in the mirror happily (sheís a woman!). Then she sits on the toilet and cries her eyes out.
Margot is bathing in a small washtub in the front office and Anne helps to wash her back, then goes over to the window and takes a peek outside.
Margot: You mustnít do that.
Anne: I canít help it. I like watching people. Sometimes I make up stories for them, imagining what their lives are like. What ours would be like ifÖ
She daydreams a little more looking out the window
Margot points to the towel; Anne gets it and wraps Margot up in it
Anne: Margot, donít I look different to you?
Margot gives Anne a hard look.
Margot: Anne, have youÖ
Anne happily nods, Margot gives her a hug
Anne: I wanted it to be my own sweet little secret for a while, Iíve only told Bep. She fetched some things from the chemist for me.
Margot: Iím happy for you, really.
Anne: If only people would just stop treating me like a child.
Background voices: Are you busy after school?
Sanne: Do you think they have Jewish schools in Switzerland?
Jacque: Of course they do, but there arenít any Germans to force you to go there.
Hannah: I still canít believe she left her shoes behind. She was so proud of them, remember?
Sanne: You really saw them?
Jacque: Right on the floor, like she just kicked them off.
Sanne: Did you see the diary?
Hannah: It was gone.
Jacque: But we looked.
Teacher comes in and everyone sits in their seats. There are hardly any students left in the classroom in comparison to the full class before. The teacher picks up the chalk and is about to write when he starts to cry and bangs his head against the chalkboard. The students donít say anything and just look around.
Teacher: Iím sorry. Iím sorry, myÖ my wife. They took her away last night.
Blows his nose
Miep walks past the Boekhandel (bookshop), with her bike on her side and meets with Charlotte on a corner. Miep takes a letter out of her pocket
Miep: He sends you this.
Charlotte: Youíve seen Fritz?
Miep shakes her head
Charlotte: Canít you even tell me where he is?
Miep: I donít know.
Charlotte passes a small parcel to Miep
Charlotte: See that he gets this.
Miep: Of course.
Charlotte: Youíre so kind.
Miep walks off with her bike but Charlotte follows.
Charlotte: Tell him that I love him, that Iíll wait.
Miep rides along on her bike carrying a bag of groceries, turns a corner where a group of German soldiers on motorbikes also turn and falls off her bike
Miep: Aah! Damn you, you beasts!
Line of German soldiers walk past and laugh at her on the ground picking her things up.
Listening to the cabinet radio
Churchill on radio: Thereíve been disasters far bloodier than anything we have experienced so far in this. But in the end, all the oppositions fell together, and all our foes submittedÖ
Auguste: I canít stand to hear that man. Half the time I donít even know what he is saying. ĎThis is not the end. It is possibly the beginning of the end and it is certainly the end of the beginningí, do you know what that means Mr Frank?
Auguste: If you ask me, the British should spend more time bombing Germany, less time drinking tea.
Hermann: Shut up already.
Radio goes static and Peter reaches to tune the radio. Hermann smacks him on the head.
Hermann: Stop messing around.
Peter: Iíll fix it.
Hermann: Every time you try to fix something it only gets worse.
Edith: The Americans Otto, why donít they come? Why do they take so long?
Otto: They got their hands full fighting the Japanese. You mustnít despair Edith. The invasion will come, theyíll be here soon.
Edith: Yes, butÖ will we?
Anne (in a bad mood): Daddy will you please ask Mr Pfeffer why he thinks itís so unreasonable of me to insist upon being able to use my own desk?
Fritz: I have important work to do. Work, you understand? And besides, there are other places you can go. This writing of yours, you can do it in the attic perhaps. Itís only a diary after all. A childish pastime.
Otto: Now, now, we neednít argue.
Anne stares straight ahead fuming
Otto: What I propose is this. Uh, Anne should have the desk, say, twice a week from 4:00 in the afternoon to 5:30 and Mr Pfeffer may use it for the rest of the time.
Anne: But PimÖ
Otto: Are we agreed?
Anne gives Fritz another angry look
In Ottoís room
Otto: We all have to make small sacrifices Anne.
Anne: You mean me, I have to make the sacrifices and it isnít small. Iím not a little girl anymore.
Otto: Mr Pfeffer has a right to the desk
Anne: And donít I have rights? I work just as hard as anybody else here. I just donít want that man poring through my private thoughts.
Otto: Thatís easily remedied donít you think?
Takes out a briefcase from under his bed and spills the books already inside it onto his bed
Otto: I have it. Here. This will keep your diary from prying eyes.
Anne: Thank you Daddy.
Otto gives Anne a kiss on the forehead
Otto: My little woman.
Anne returns to her room and Fritz is at the desk. She takes her books from the desk
Anne: Pardon me.
Anne sits on the bed and puts her stuff in the briefcase. Fritz gets another book from the desk and slides it in
Fritz: Never let it be said that Anne Frank failed her so called studies on my account.
Anne (clears throat): Thank you.
At night an air-raid siren and bombs go off. Fritz and Anne sits up from bed, Anne covers her ears crying. Peter is looking out the window. Anne jumps out of bed with her pillow, but drops it before reaching her dad. She runs to his bed and into his arms.
Anne: Help me!
Peter: I think theyíre bombing the airport.
Hermann: Get away from that window!
Auguste sits in her bed, blocking her ears crying
Otto: Donít be afraid. Listen they are British airplanes. Theyíre coming to save us.
Anne: No, it doesnít sound like it.
Hermann: Peter, come down!
Anne continues to cry, and Edith lights a candle
Otto: What are you doing?
Edith: Not everyone here is an ex-soldier.
Another bomb explodes
In the front office Mr Kugler introduces a new worker and they all shake hands as they are being introduced
Mr Kugler: This is my partner Mr Kleiman.
Mr Kleiman: Pleased to meet you.
Mr Kugler: Our indispensable Miep.
Mr Kugler: And Bep.
Bep: Nice to meet you.
Mr Kugler: This is Mr Van Maaren, he will be taking over as foreman. At least until Bepís father feels well enough to return.
Everyone looks at him expecting him to say something
Mr Van Maaren: Iím not much for talk, but if itís a hard worker youíre looking for, Iím your man.
Mr Kugler: Fine. Show Mr Van Maaren the storeroom, please, Bep.
Miep: Iíll do it.
In the warehouse, Miep gives Mr Van Maaren a tour
Miep: Our salesmen give their orders to Bep once a week. Everything you need to fill in your orders is right here. We have two kinds of Pectacon products: spices and jams.
Mr Van Maaren points to a crate of something
Mr Van Maaren: Wow, this would fetch a pretty penny on the black market.
Miep looks annoyed
Miep: I wouldnít know about that. Uh, your office is going to be in here.
Mr van Maaren sees blue paint painted over the window on the other side of the room (which faces the annexe)
Mr Van Maaren: Whatís this blue paint for?
Miep: Ah, thatís to keep the spices out of the light. Hmm?
Miep continues the tour
Everyone is doing something at the table, Auguste is peeling potatoes, Fritz is doing something with a bottle and Anne and Margot are shelling peas
Otto: What does Miep think?
Bep: She doesnít trust him; she thinks heís a thief.
Otto: A thief? Haha. Ah, sheís very protective.
Anne: Shelling peas is so boring. I can never be a housewife; itís like being in prison.
Otto: Itís only temporary. Your father will be back soon enough Iím sure of it.
Bep: No. They say it is cancer.
Edith: So much suffering in the world.
Anne: Is that all you can say mother? It will only makes matters worse. Honestly, I donít know how you can be so thick sometimes!
Otto: Anne! That is no way to talk to your mother.
Anne: Donít listen to them Bep. You know what I do when things get difficult? I go upstairs. Thereís a window in the attic where you can see the old chestnut tree in the yard. It has the most wonderful branches. When they are in full bloom, itís beautiful. When I look out I feel better somehow. Makes me wonder, if God is a lot closer than people think.
Fritz (sarcastically): Did you read that in one of your books? Such a font of knowledge youíve become.
Anne: I suppose Iím just hopeless. Excuse me.
She gets upset and leaves the room
Anne is at her desk writing something when Otto comes in
Otto: Donít you think you should apologise to your mother?
Anne: She can be such a trial sometimes.
Otto: Youíre quite a trial yourself.
Anne: So people keep reminding me.
Otto: Itís only natural for a girl, umóI mean a young woman of your age.
Anne: Stop! I donít want to hear that Iím like all other girls. Iím not. Iím me, Anne Frank.
Otto: Anne, your mother is your staunchest defender, Iíve heard her with Mrs van Pels, sheís your friend.
Anne: I donít want her to be a friend, I need her to be a mother. Someone I can look up to. To set an example.
Otto: Your mother is a kind, generous woman. Sheís a dutiful wife; sheís borne a great deal without complaint.
Anne: You always take her side. But Iíve seen the way you kiss her. You kiss her the same way you kiss me and Margot. I think even youíre not in love with her.
Otto: Never say that. You wouldnít want me to take away your diary, would you?
Anne: Daddy. Iím sorry, Iím really really sorry. I justÖ I canít help the way I feel. Mummy and I Ö weíre so different. Weíre like night and day. She doesnít understand anything about me.
Otto: Have you tried to understand her?
Anne looks out the window of the attic, itís snowing outside. Now she is sleeping in the attic, with ĎSwan Lakeí playing, she is having a dream that she is skating. She is whirling around. An unidentified boy comes along and they spin around together
Peter interrupts her dream; he is kneeling over her in the attic holding a sack
Peter: You alright?
Anne: I must have fallen asleep. How long have you been watching me?
Peter: Oh, Iíve just come up. Honest. Um, beans, from the storeroom. Everyone is gone now so itís safe to bring them up.
They keep looking at each other
Peter gets up with the sack of beans over his shoulder, but the seam on the bottom bursts open and showers Anne with them. Anne shields her face from them but they keep coming until Peter turns the sack around, then they both laugh together
Mr Van Maaren walks suspiciously through the warehouse, looking around. He takes a small packet of something from the table and puts it in his pocket, looking around to see if anyone saw him. Then he goes over to the window which is painted blue and tries looking through. When he canít, he takes the toothpick out of his mouth and starts scratching a section of the paint away. Mr Kugler comes from around the corner and spots him. Once Mr Van Maarsen has a little bit done, he takes a look. All he can see is a building with covered windows. Mr Kugler quickly walks over to him.
Mr Kugler: What do you think youíre doing?
Mr Van Maaren: Whatís in that building back there?
Mr Kugler: It does not belong to us.
Mr Van Maaren: (Not believing Mr Kugler) Is that right?
Mr Kugler: You are suppose to be at lunch. Get out. Go.
Mr Kugler pushes him out
Nazis on motorcycles and trucks drive noisily through the streets at night. Jacque takes a peek out of her window. Nazis are yelling out and shoving people onto the trucks. We see the Goslar home. The house is disorganised with piles of clothes everywhere. Hans is standing next to a shelf with a candle, Gabi, now about 2 years old, is sitting on some suitcases holding a teddy bear happily talking to herself. Hannah is sitting at the table crying. They can hear footsteps, dogs barking, yelling and door thumping.
Gabi: Hehe, gua gua.
Hans is sadly looking at a framed photograph of his deceased wife Ruth. Then there is a pounding on their own door, Hannah puts her hands over her mouth and is scared to death.
A man shouts in German: Are there Jews in here?
Hans in Dutch: Yes, there are Jews here.
Man outside: You have 5 minutes.
Hannah, still crying, picks Gabi up and walks outside. Hans blows the candle out, puts the framed photo faced down, puts his hat on, grabs the suitcase Gabi was sitting on and also leaves the house. The trucks are lined up along the Merweideplein, the Nazis heard the people in the trucks. We can also see Sanne walking along with a little suitcase. The Goslarís come out, now Hans is holding Gabi, and they also get ushered onto the cattle truck by a soldier.
Hermann is looking through papers in one of the offices downstairs; Anne is sitting on a big chair reading a book. Hermann scrunches the paper in his hand and throws it.
Hermann: Kuglerís records are getting sloppy.
Fritz walks in eating an apple
Fritz: The curtains in the front office, theyíre open again.
Anne: Theyíre always open on weekends Mr Pfeffer.
Fritz:Oh Iím so sorry I forgot. Then tell me, how am I supposed to collect any papers? Surely no one will see.
He starts heading that way, Anne calls out to him
Anne: Thatís how it starts. No one will see, no one will hear, no one will pay any attention. Then what?
Fritz takes a huge bite out of his apple and goes upstairs. At the same time, Peter comes from around the corner, from the stairs going to the warehouse; heís holding a big sack over his shoulder and his cat Mouschi on top of it.
Anne: Hello Peter.
Hermann: Did you bring the bread?
Peter doesnít say anything
Herman: Give me the keys Iíll do it myself.
Peter hands the keys over
Hermann: And get rid of that cat, you look ridiculous. Like youíre wearing one of your motherís precious furs.
Slaps him on the head
Hermann walks off
Anne: I think itís beastly the way he treats you.
Peter: Donít mind him. He gets like that when he hasnít had his cigarettes.
Mouschi jumps off Peter and Peter and Anne continue to look at each other
Peter: I like it when you smile.
Peter:Sort of makes your eyes sparkle. You have pretty eyes.
Anne: No, Iím not pretty.
Peter: Yes you are.
Anne: No Iím not.
Peter: Well, youíll just have to believe me then.
They are still looking at each other til Peter breaks it and walks up the stairs. Anne is still looking though ;)
Hermann goes downstairs to the warehouse to pick up the bread. He packs three pieces of bread onto a wooden tray, but on the way out gets distracted by the baskets of herbs next to the grinder on the long table. He puts the bread down to smell the herbs,
to see how the business is running without him. He doesnít like what he smells and goes to leave. He pulls a handkerchief out of his pocket to sneeze, and in the process, his wallet falls out of his pocket. The next working day, with the men working and the machines running, Mr Van Maarsen spots the wallet on the floor, slides the money out and puts it in his pocket. He goes to Mr Kuglers office and drops the wallet on his desk as he is working.
Mr Kugler:Ah. I was wondering where that had got to. Thank you.
Mr Kugler puts the wallet in the pocket inside his suit
Mr Van Maaren: So itís your wallet then, is it?
Mr Kugler: Iíve just told you.
Mr Van Maaren: You were in the warehouse last night?
Mr Kugler: Thatís right.
Mr Van Maaren: Why?
Mr Kugler: I donít have to explain myself to you.
Mr Van Maaren leans over the desk
Mr van Maaren: Didnít a certain Mr Frank work here in the office at one time? A Jew?
Mr Kugler: Whatís that got to do with anything?
Mr Van Maaren: What happened to him?
Mr Kugler: HeÖ disappeared.
Mr van Maaren makes a birdy noise and movement with his hand
Mr Van Maaren: Disappeared?
Mr Kugler: Thatís right. Now, if you will excuse meÖ
Mr Van Maaren doesnít move
Mr Kugler: If itís a reward you are looking for Iím sorry to disappoint you.
Mr Van Maaren: Haha, Oh Iíve got my reward alright.
The second half of script...