The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinski (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh from THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN), 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 Bruhl of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis 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 her family at great risk.

  • 2 hr 6 minPG13
  • Drama

A Tale of Heartbreaking Heroism

Based on the incredible true story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, Polish zookeepers responsible for saving hundreds of Jewish neighbors from the Holocaust, THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE will leave you spellbound. Don’t miss this exclusive clip!

Cast & Crew

  • Daniel BruhlActor

  • Jessica ChastainActor

    Jessica Michelle Chastain was born in Sacramento, California, and was raised in a middle-class household in a northern California suburb. Her mother, Jerri Chastain, is a vegan chef whose family is originally from Kansas, and her stepfather is a fireman. She discovered dance at the age of nine and was in a dance troupe by age thirteen. She began performing in Shakespearean productions all over the Bay area. An actor in a production of "Romeo & Juliet" encouraged her to audition for Juilliard as a drama major. She became a member of "Crew 32" with the help of a scholarship from one of the school's famous alumni, Robin Williams. In her last year at Juilliard, she was offered a holding deal with TV writer/producer John Wells and she eventually worked in three of his TV shows. Jessica continues to do theatre, having played in "The Cherry Orchard", "Rodney's Wife", "Salome" and "Othello". She spends her time between New York and Los Angeles, working in theater, film and TV. In 2011, she had a prolific year in film. She was nominated for and won a number of awards, including a 2012 Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help (2011).
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  • Michael McElhattonActor

  • Efrat DorActor

    Efrat Dor was born on January 6, 1983 in Beersheba, Israel. She is an actress, known for The Zookeeper's Wife (2017), Asfur (2010) and Downtown Precinct (2011).
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  • Shira HaasActor

    Shira Haas is an actress, known for Princess (2014), The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) and Shtisel (2013).
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  • Iddo GoldbergActor

    Iddo Goldberg was born on August 5, 1975 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an actor and producer, known for Peaky Blinders (2013), Salem (2014) and Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007). He has been married to Ashley Madekwe since June 17, 2012.
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