The Zookeeper's WifeDrama/War
Box Office: $17.4M
PRINCIPAL CASTJessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh, Iddo Goldberg, Efrat Dor, Shira Haas, Michael McElhatton, Timothy Radford, Val Maloku, Marian Mitas, Adira B. Cole Abbett, Daniel Ratimorsky, Theo Preston, Frederick Preston, Klementyna Umer
WRITERDiane Ackerman, Angela Workman
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (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 Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel BrÃ¼hl 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.
thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking