The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)


Movie Review

It tells the true story of a zookeeper, and his wife, who rescued many Jews from the Nazi army, by hiding them at their zoo in Warsaw, Poland. In 1939, an aerial bombing killed a lot of the animals though, while many others were then executed by the Nazis. The movie is definitely educational, and involving most of the time. I really like the film the most when it deals with the animals, being a huge animal lover, but of course the story is mostly about the rescuing of Jews. This is something we have seen many times before, in similar war movies, but I didn’t know this particular story yet. The acting is all good in the film as well (especially Chastain of course), and it’s well directed by Caro too. I think history buffs, and fans of the genre, will definitely enjoy it.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

PG-13 | 2h 7min

Synopsis: The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion

Directors: Niki Caro

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl