The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife

By Niki Caro

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-03-31
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Director: Niki Caro
  • Production Company: Scion Films
  • Production Country: Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 1,171 Ratings


In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (two-time Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality.





    By Crowpete
    Tells the story of WW11 in great detail. (Not to mention Daniel Brühl is one hot dude)
  • It was pretty good!

    By Zooshmell Pooplord
    I wish they would have talked more about what Jan did when fighting against the Nazis. Like how he went as far as secretly poisoning their meat. That would have been pretty cool to see how the movie would have pulled that off. Besides that, the movie was really awesome and I’ll probs watch it again
  • Too much

    By Charlie Bartlet
    Too many animals killed. Had to turn it off
  • Amazing story

    I never heard about that story it is amazing how that family risk their lives and saved 300 Jews I have read holocaust books and heard stories about many people who experience it but I never heard of that story it was amazing and a good movie everyone you should see it. It's a amazing emotional movie that you'll never forget
  • So long

    By Productofthe90s
    Good movie, love that it is based on a true story of a courageous woman but it is way too long and drawn out. Could have been shorter and movie would have been better. Touching story, worth watching on a rainy nothing to do for hours kind of day.
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    By Govhhggfff
    Movie was trash
  • Zookeeps wife

    By camellover36
    Worst movie ever... they killed the baby camel
  • More-heartfelt-than-graphic Holocaust film is ideal for wide viewing audience

    By Rhythm Oriented
    Jessica Chastain's portrayal conveys a hopeful message during a dark period in human history. Also, fantastic set design/cinematography take the viewer to settings such as the Warsaw ghetto. Long after viewing time, this film resonates as a shining example of Holocaust education which is ideal for a wide age range.
  • Heartfelt true story

    By booboostrips
    There is in the direction of this film and in Jessica Chastains acting something true , and heartfelt that carries it along sometimes a bit slowly , but I found the editing and the scenes around the ghetto extremely real and uposed. I love animals so other than the images of those that were hurt , enjoyed this aspect very much. It is not another holocaust movie, it is touching and very vivid in its direction. Bravo !
  • great movie

    By mykulsky
    The movie shows the truth of the Polish nation. Poles are great heroes of the WWII.