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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017-03-31)

Distributor: Focus Features
Director: Niki Caro
Principal Cast: Daniel Bruhl, Efrat Dor, Goran Kostic, Iddo Goldberg, Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton
Writers: Angela Workman

About The Zookeeper's Wife

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabiński (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (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 Brühl of “Captain America: Civil War”). To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis 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.

  • Rating: PG-13
  • 124 min
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  • Biography - Drama - History

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