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The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE movie poster

Release Date: March 31, 2017
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Niki Caro
Screenwriter:
Genre: Biography / Drama
MPAA Rating: (PG-13) for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.
Official Website: Not Available
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Michael McElhatton, Iddo Goldberg, Goran Kostic, Shira Haas, Efrat Dor
Plot Summary: In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Antonina Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), 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).

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 even her children at great risk.



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