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The Zookeeper's 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 Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo...  View more >

Starring Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh...  View more >

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Apr 11, 2017
A brilliant made movie about a wife of a zookeeper who helps Jews escaped the holocaust by hiding them below a zoo. Jessica Chastain gives a memorable performance as a woma who help runs a zoo with her husband, then when the Germans invade Poland, and her zoo in ruins, they take up Jews escaping the Germans. The movie takes place in Warsaw in August 1939. Another movie which takes place in that period of time is "To Be or Not To Be" in which a acting trope must cope with the German invasion and aftermath. What makes those two different is that "The Zookeeper's Wife" is based on a true story and the Nazis in this more are shown to be more brutal than in the 1942 movie. Yes, you are saying, it's just another movie about the holocaust. no, as long as stories are told of heroism during the brutal times of World War 2, I will never get tired of it. I love the chemistry between Chastain and the animals, especially in one scene where she was riding the bike with a camel trying to keep up with her. I love that scene. I love the baby tigers and the baby rabbit.
Apr 18, 2017
This is a must see movie. The acting was superb. I know this one will be up for a lot of awards. I don't think children under 13 should see this movie. It is a true story so bring your hankie. Lest we ever should forget. They need to keep making these types of movies to educate the future generations of what it was like in World War 11 and the Nazi Germans.

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