Dutch Live-Action Film 'My Best Friend Anne Frank' Official Trailer
by Alex Billington
January 31, 2022
"Do you promise to stay with me forever?" Netflix has revealed an official trailer for a Dutch film titled My Best Friend Anne Frank, apparently the first ever Dutch movie made about Anne Frank, despite the fact that she lived there for most of her life. Based on the real-life friendship between Anne Frank and Hannah Goslar, from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to their harrowing reunion in a concentration camp. This is labeled as "live-action" to differentiate it from the animated film that debuted last year called Where Is Anne Frank, also about Anne Frank and her imaginary best friend. This Dutch film follows Anne all the way to the camps where she eventually dies in early 1945. Starring Aiko Beemsterboer as Anne, Josephine Arendsen as Hannah, with Roeland Fernhout, Lottie Hellingman, Björn Freiberg, Hans Peterson, and Stefan de Walle. This adaptation looks more educational than anything, but it might still be a worthwhile watch.
Here's the official Netflix trailer for Ben Sombogaart's My Best Friend Anne Frank, from YouTube:
The film tells the story of the friendship between Hanneli Goslar and Anne Frank and the story is told from Goslar's perspective. It is the first Dutch cinema film about the life of Anne Frank. My Best Friend Anne Frank, originally known as Mijn beste vriendin Anne Frank in Dutch, is directed by the prominent Dutch filmmaker Ben Sombogaart, director of some TV and many other films including The Penknife, The Boy Who Stopped Talking, Twin Sisters, Crusade in Jeans, Bride Fight, The Storm, To Be King, In My Father's Garden, and Rafaël previously. The screenplay is written by Marian Batavier & Paul Ruven. It's based on Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend written by American author Alison Leslie Gold. This initially premiered at the Film by the Sea Film Festival in The Netherlands last year. Netflix debuts My Best Friend Anne Frank streaming on Netflix in many countries starting February 1st, 2022 this winter.
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