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The Zookeeper's Wife

March 31, 2017 | 2h 07m

Genre

Drama

Director

Niki Caro

Cast

Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Efrat Dor, Iddo Goldberg, Shira Haas, Michael McElhatton, Goran Kostic, Marta Issová, Arnost Goldflam, Marián Mitaš, Martin Hofmann, Jitka Smutná, Waldemar Kobus, Alena Mihulova, Natasa Burger, Hana Frejkova, Magdalena Sidonova

Producer

Jeff Abberley, Jamie Patricof, Kim Zubick, Michael Tollin, Julia Blackman

Writer

Angela Workman

Synopsis

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinski (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh from THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned -- and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Bruhl of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance -- and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and her family at great risk.

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