The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife
  • 2017
  • US/UK
  • 2h 7min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Niki Caro
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Brühl

The true story of Antonina Jabinski (Chastain) and her husband Jan (Heldenbergh), who ran the Warsaw Zoo in the 1930s and who used it to shelter Jews from the Nazis during WW2. Director Caro steers the story robustly if predictably, and it’s a solid and worthy story if nothing spectacular.

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The Zookeeper's Wife

18 Apr 20173 stars

Jessica Chastain is the chief selling point of a solid wartime drama from Niki Caro

Any film that foregrounds Jessica Chastain is worthy of your attention. The American star has impeccable taste, although this Niki Caro-directed wartime drama, based on a true story, is perhaps more middlebrow than most of Chastain's choices. She plays…

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