The Zookeepers Wife

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The Zookeepers Wife (12A) 127mins

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of "The Broken Circle Breakdown"), 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 (Daniel Brühl of "Captain America: Civil War"). 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, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford, Efrat Dor, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Jitka Smutna, Shira Haas and Waldemar Kobus.

'visually compelling, it sheds light on the fascinating story of a lesser-known WW2 heroine'  Total Film

'A compelling story bolstered by engaging performances from Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl' Empire

'The Zookeeper's Wife tells an amazing true story' Daily Mail

'It's impossible not to be moved' Radio Times


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Rye

The Zookeepers Wife (12A) 127mins

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of "The Broken Circle Breakdown"), 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 (Daniel Brühl of "Captain America: Civil War"). 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, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford, Efrat Dor, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Jitka Smutna, Shira Haas and Waldemar Kobus.

'visually compelling, it sheds light on the fascinating story of a lesser-known WW2 heroine'  Total Film

'A compelling story bolstered by engaging performances from Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl' Empire

'The Zookeeper's Wife tells an amazing true story' Daily Mail

'It's impossible not to be moved' Radio Times


PLAY TRAILER play trailer