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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

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Director: Niki Caro
Release Date: 21 April 2017 (UK)
Genre: Biography | Drama | History | War
Language: English|German|Hebrew
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Plot: War brews over Warsaw in 1939, and while life is still running its course, the Germans are slowly beginning to make their presence felt, with Hitler secretly preparing for the German invasion of Poland. Under those circumstances, the young couple of Jan and Antonina Zabinski continue their daily routine as owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, but soon, as German Luftwaffe's Stukas hammer the Polish capital, their life's work together with the city, will turn to ashes. However, with the zoo liquidated for the war effort and many of its animals tragically perished, what was once an animals' zoo, will now serve as a sanctuary where Antonina, the humanist veterinarian, and Jan can hide the persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight until safe houses are found. That was Jan and Antonina's formidable, yet perilous plan, who regardless of the consequences, refused to wither before the Nazi menace, took matters into their own hands and sheltered 300 Jews under the Germans' noses.Written byNick Riganas
Cast:

Jessica Chastain...Antonina Zabinska
Johan Heldenbergh...Jan Zabinski
Daniel Brühl...Lutz Heck
Timothy Radford...Ryszard Zabinski (Younger)
Efrat Dor...Magda Gross
Iddo Goldberg...Maurycy Fraenkel
Shira Haas...Urszula
Michael McElhatton...Jerzyk
Val Maloku...Ryszard Zabinski (Older)
Martha Issová...Regina Kenigswein
Daniel Ratimorský...Samuel Kenigswein
Frederick Preston...Miecio Kenigswein
Theo Preston...Stefcio Kenigswein (as Theodore Preston)
Viktoria Zakharyanova...Stefania Keningswein (as Viktoria Zakharyanová)
Goran Kostic...Mr. Kinszerbaum

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


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