THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE
Starring Jessica Chastain
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Jessica Chastain in

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

Jessica Chastain stars in this amazing true life drama of Antonina and Jan Zabinski of the Warsaw Zoo, who worked to save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.


In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (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, Antonina and Jan 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. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Diane Ackerman. (USA, 2016, 124 min., English, PG-13, DCP | Dir. Niki Caro)