The Zookeper's Wife

2017
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The Zookeper's Wife
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Title: The Zookeper's Wife

Original Title: The Zookeeper's Wife

Year: 2017

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Release Dates

  • UK: April 21 2017
  • United States: March 31 2017

Plot

This historical drama is directed by Niki Caro ('Whale Rider', 'North Country') and written by Angela Workman. It is based on a true story, told in the homonymous book written by Diane Ackerman. Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh play the Zabinski couple. Jan and Antonina Zabinski were the owners of a zoo in the town of Warsaw, Poland, during the Second World War. This married couple went down in history for saving countless Jews' lives, by keeping them hidden in the animal cages of their zoo. 'The Zookeeper's Wife' tells the story of how they put their lives at risk in order to hide hundreds of people from the eye of the German Army. Among the cast, we can also find actor Daniel Brühl.

Cast

Director:

Niki Caro Niki Caro

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

Antonina Zabinska

Johan Heldenbergh

Johan Heldenbergh

Jan Zabinski

Daniel Brühl

Daniel Brühl

Lutz Heck

Iddo Goldberg

Iddo Goldberg

Maurycy Fraenkel

Shira Haas

Shira Haas

Urszula

Goran Kostic

Goran Kostic

Mr. Kinszerbaum

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Trivia

Lion baby cubs

Real-life lion baby cubs were used on set.

Learning german

In-between takes, Jessica Chastain claims she was taught "the nastiest German" swear-words by co-star Daniel Brühl.

Special Effects

All the animals you see are real, there is no CGI use.

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