Genre: Drama, Biography
Director: Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country)
Cast: Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, Tree Of Life), Daniel Brühl (Woman In Gold, Alone In Berlin), Johan Heldenbergh (Broken Circle Breakdown)
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 (Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Antonina Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh), 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).
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.
Runtime: 126 mins