Zookeeper's Wife, The (PG-13)

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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 and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, 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. 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.

MovieGoer Review

Not every movie about the Holocaust is expected to be on the same high level as Sophie's Choice or Schindler's List, but (especially when the source material is factual) more is expected than the familiar melodrama and faux tension delivere... MORE

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synopsis

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 and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, 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. 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.

MovieGoer Review

Not every movie about the Holocaust is expected to be on the same high level as Sophie's Choice or Schindler's List, but (especially when the source material is factual) more is expected than the familiar melodrama and faux tension delivere... MORE