The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

7.0 / Rated by 2 people

Biography
Drama
History
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126 min.
Plot  Dr. Jan ?abi?ski (Johan Heldenbergh) and his wife, Antonina (Jessica Chastain), are the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo ''(Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny)'', one of the largest and most prolific zoos in 1930s Europe. In the calm of September 1939, Antonina opens the zoo gates. Hours before the zoo opens for the day, a crowd had already gathered to view the many species on display in the zoo. Jan is the director of the Warsaw Zoo and faces the scornful, yet envious advances of Dr. Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl), the head of the Berlin Zoo and "Hitler’s zoologist".

On September 1, 1939, Antonina and her son Ryszard (Timothy Radford and later, Val Maloku) are shocked witnesses to the aerial bombardment of Warsaw as German forces storm Poland. The zoo is not spared; bombs raze the cages and kill many of the animals. As Polish resistance collapses under overwhelming odds, Dr. Heck arrives at the zoo, beseeching Antonia to let him save the "prize" specimens. Antonina reluctantly consents, but then lea...
  

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Cast

Jessica Chastain
Antonina ?abinska
Johan Heldenbergh
Jan ?abinski
Daniel Brühl
Lutz Heck
Iddo Goldberg
Maurycy Fraenkel
Efrat Dor
Magda Gross
Shira Haas
Urszula
Martha Issová
Regina Kenigswein
Goran Kostic
Mr. Kinszerbaum

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All Titles

The Zookeeper's Wife
English Original Title

Release Dates

United States
31.03.2017

Language

English

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