The Zookeeper's Wife
Rating: Year:2017
Cast:Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl Length:2h 7m
Director:Niki Caro Country:Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States
Writers:Angela Workman, Diane Ackerman Genre:Biography, Drama
Synopsis: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save hundreds of people during the Nazi invasion.
Rating:
Cast:Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl
Director:Niki Caro
Writers:Angela Workman, Diane Ackerman
Year:2017
Length:2h 7m
Country:Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States
Genre:Biography, Drama
Synopsis: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save hundreds of people during the Nazi invasion.

Although well acted and beautifully shot, this movie is standard fare of minor heroics against the brutality of the Nazis. Each movie in the holocaust genre must make a decision as to how much horror they show. This film falls upon the light side and we have only surface level glimpses.

Some of us liked this more than others though we all felt it was worth watching. However, it was not a masterpiece nor revelatory in any fashion. Jessica Chastain does a serviceable job in her role as do most of the rest of the cast. The zoo is interesting and early in the film there are many beautiful shots of the animals and the zookeeper's interactions with them. These were very enjoyable and too few in number.

All in all, an okay film that you may find very moving and inspiring or you may find predictable and too long. For the most part, the quality of the cinematography and acting kept this above boring.