In 1939 Poland, Antonina (Chastain) lives with her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Heldenbergh). Together, they run the flourishing Warsaw Zoo. But when Poland is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Bruhl).
It isn't long before the two realize that they have a perfect way of helping those living in what is now the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Zabinskis begin working with the Resistance to save the lives of hundreds of people and animals.
Based on the true story, The Zookeeper's Wife is a story of determination, love, and hope.