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The Zookeeper's Wife

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In Theaters: March 31, 2017

On DVD/Blu-ray: July 4, 2017

PG-13 | Drama | 2h 4m

The Zookeeper's Wife

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (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, the Żabińskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of people whose homes are in what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. Allowing Jewish escapees to hide within the confines of their zoo, Antonina will put herself and even her children at great risk.

Based on the book The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman.

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton
Director: Niki Caro
Studio: Focus Features
Writer(s): Angela Workman
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