“THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE” is a story of compassion, faith, and courage.
Based on a true story, The Zookeeper’s Wife is a testament to the power of compassion, faith, and courage within us all. It stars two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help), Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War), and Johan Heldenbergh, (European Film Award nominee for the Academy Award-nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown).
The Zookeeper’s Wife – Synopsis
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Heldenbergh), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.
When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Brühl).
To fight back on their own terms, the Żabińskis 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.
The Zookeeper’s Wife releases March 31.