- Directed by:
- Niki Caro
- Jessica Chastain; Johan Heldenbergh; Daniel Brühl
- Universal Pictures
- Release Date:
- Czech Republic , US/UK co-production
- Biography; Drama;
BBFC Consumer Advice:Moderate violence, threat, nudity.
The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.