Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain stars in the title role of Antonina Żabińska, a real-life working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during WWII. Niki Caro directs the movie from a screenplay by Angela Workman, adapted from Diane Ackerman’s nonfiction book of the same name which was based on Antonina’s diaries.

They Gave All They Had To Save All They Could

Jessica Chastain The Zookeepers Wife
Release date
May 04 2017
Synopsis
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina abi ska and her husband, Dr. Jan abi ski, 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. To fight back on their own terms, the abi skis 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.
Cast

Daniel Brühl ... Lutz Heck

Iddo Goldberg ... Maurycy Fraenkel

Jessica Chastain ... Antonina Zabinski

Johan Heldenbergh ... Jan Zabinski

Michael Mcelhatton ... Jerzyk

Gallery

Zookeepers Wife Classification Rated M
SCION
SIERRA

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