The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on the novel of the same name, tells the story of the Żabiński family during World War II. A family who risked everything to help save over 300 Jews from the Nazi’s through a tunnel system they set up at the Warsaw Zoo. The true story is not well known, and is a brief bit of light at such a dark time in history. The movie is one that is unlike any other Holocaust movies that have been released in the past, and one that should be seen by everyone.
With a March 31st release, Focus Features is releasing small clips and bits from the film including a featurette about Antonina, and very moving moments in the film. You can check them out below, and check out more about the film in theaters this Friday!
Meet Antonina featurette:
About 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 Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (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.
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