The Zookeeper's Wife

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  • PG-13
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... read more
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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 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.

Original Release

03/24/2017

US Release

03/31/2017

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Cast

Jessica Chastain Antonina Zabinska / Antonina Żabińska
Daniel Bruhl Lutz Heck
Johan Heldenbergh Jan Zabinski / Jan Żabiński
Iddo Goldberg Maurycy Fraenkel
Michael McElhatton Jerzyk
Anna Rust The Zebra Woman
Goran Kostic Mr. Kinszerbaum
Val Maloku Ryszard Zabinski (Older) / Ryszard Zabinski
Efrat Dor Magda Gross
Shira Haas Urszula
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Niki Caro

Writers

Angela Workman, Diane Ackerman

Cast

Jessica Chastain Antonina Zabinska / Antonina Żabińska
Daniel Bruhl Lutz Heck
Johan Heldenbergh Jan Zabinski / Jan Żabiński
Iddo Goldberg Maurycy Fraenkel
Michael McElhatton Jerzyk
Anna Rust The Zebra Woman
Goran Kostic Mr. Kinszerbaum
Val Maloku Ryszard Zabinski (Older) / Ryszard Zabinski
Efrat Dor Magda Gross
Shira Haas Urszula
Martha Issová Regina Kenigswein
Frederick Preston Miecio Kenigswein
Timothy Radford Ryszard Zabinski (Younger) / Ryszard Żabiński (Younger)
Daniel Ratimorský Samuel Kenigswein
Theo Preston Stefcio Kenigswein
Viktoria Zakharyanova Stefania Keningswein
Arnošt Goldflam Dr. Janusz Korczak
Marián Mitaš Stefan
Martin Hofmann Szymon Tenenbaum
Jitka Smutná Pietrasia

Producers

Pete Shilaimon Executive Producer
Marc Butan Executive Producer
Mickey Liddell Executive Producer
Jennifer Monroe Executive Producer
Robbie Tollin Executive Producer
Kevan Van Thompson Executive Producer
Jessica Chastain Executive Producer
Michael Tollin Executive Producer
Julia Blackman Executive Producer
Joanne Sennitt Executive Producer
Jamie Patricof Producer
Jeff Abberley Producer
Kim Zubick Producer
Diane Miller Levin Producer
Katie McNeill Producer

Editors

David Coulson

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