The Zookeepers Wife

BBFC Classification: 12A - Suitable for 12 years and over
Year: 2017
Director: Niki Caro
Performers: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl
Genre: Biography, drama, history
Duration: 2 hr 7 min
BBFC Advice: Moderate violence, threat, nudity

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Zookeepers Wife

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, 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, 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.