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

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The account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

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**The zoo, the zookeepers and the WWII!** There goes another film by a woman director. Recently I've seen many, that the stories told by women. It was a well made film, based on the real, about the WWII. Actually, it all begins prior like in the 1939. The happy couple who was running one of the most notable zoo in all of Europe, in the Poland capital, suddenly started to lose the animals for nazi air raids. The remains were taken away when the city, the nation was invaded. Soon the empty enclosure becomes hideout for the Jeweish. But it is not an easy task, the consequences are serious. How the rest of the story folds out was a little emotional. The best performance by Jessica Chastain continues. She's choosing the nice films and roles. I had expected a big name pairing up with her, but the Belgian actor was good in a small part. Like any WWII film, a heart-wrenching story. Everything was told from the zookeeper's perspective, particularly the wife. The story also takes us outside the enclosure, with a series of glimpses of horror visuals that we had seen in other films. So it limits to what these people did, that's to shelter the Jewish community. Another WWII film from another perspective that one should see it. I've heard that some are saying it was not honest. All the true stories are not exact depictions of truth, but somewhat close, lets us know the facts. Just watch it! _8/10_

  • Jessica Chastain
  • Daniel Brühl
  • Johan Heldenbergh
  • Michael McElhatton
  • Timothy Radford
  • Angela Workman (Screenplay)
  • Niki Caro (Director)
  • Jessica Chastain (Executive Producer)
  • Diane Ackerman (Book)
  • Elaine Grainger (Casting)

Scion Films


Czech Republic



Release Date:

2017-03-31 USA

Run Time:

126 min