The Zookeeper's Wife

They gave all they had to save all they could.


The Zookeeper's Wife
This film is based on the real-life story of a working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. Set in 1939 Poland, a woman and her husband have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, they are stunned, and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist. To fight back on their own terms, they covertly begin working with the Resistance... and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with the woman putting herself and even her children at great risk.

126 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, War, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford, Efrat Dor
Director
Niki Caro
ScreenplayAngela Workman, from the book by Diane Ackerman
MusicHarry Gregson-Williams
CinematographyAndrij Parekh
EditingDavid Coulson
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2017
Produced byScion Films, Czech Anglo Productions, LD Entertainment, Rowe / Miller Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking
Runtime124
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
0
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday quote iconAn extraordinary war story lost in translation.
5
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote icon'n Ander blik op Nazi-vergrype.
10
Cape Times
Unknown
5
Metacritic.com
7 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
7 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
6
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconIntense, violent true story about courage in WWII.
10

What the People say

Internet
108 Netizens quote iconTold with grace, empathy and conviction, this celebration of ordinary heroism is elevated by strong performances by Jessica Chastain and her Belgian co-lead Johan Heldenbergh
15

Average .. 47%

9

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