Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Iddo Goldberg
War drama based on a true story directed by Niki Caro, the story is set in 1939 Poland and centers on Antonina Zabinska (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh) who run a zoo. 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). 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.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
[as the Nazis invade Poland]
Jan Zabinsk: The country’s completely overrun.
Maurycy Fraenkel: They are forcing Jews out of their homes. They are taking us all to the Ghetto.
Jan Zabinsk: Thousands of people are dying, the littlest of children.
Antonina Zabinski: We have room. We could hide them, bring as many as you can.
Antonina Zabinski: [to Urszula] All the terrible time you must have had.
Antonina Zabinski: [to Urszula] No one knows how hard it is. You can never tell who your enemies are, or who to trust. Maybe that’s why I love animals so much. You look in their eyes and you know exactly what’s in their hearts.
[to the Jewish refugees]
Antonina Zabinski: German troops come every morning. You can’t make a sound.
Lutz Heck: [to Antonina] Have you been keeping secrets from me?
Lutz Heck: [to Antonina] What have you been up to in your little zoo?
The Zookeeper’s Wife is set for release in the US March 31st and UK May 5th.