The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife

By Niki Caro

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-03-31
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Director: Niki Caro
  • Production Company: Scion Films
  • Production Country: Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 202 Ratings


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 (portrayed by two-time Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of The Broken Circle Breakdown), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of Captain America: Civil War). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan 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.




  • Amazing story

    I never heard about that story it is amazing how that family risk their lives and saved 300 Jews I have read holocaust books and heard stories about many people who experience it but I never heard of that story it was amazing and a good movie everyone you should see it. It's a amazing emotional movie that you'll never forget
  • So long

    By Productofthe90s
    Good movie, love that it is based on a true story of a courageous woman but it is way too long and drawn out. Could have been shorter and movie would have been better. Touching story, worth watching on a rainy nothing to do for hours kind of day.
  • 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎

    By Govhhggfff
    Movie was trash
  • Oh my goodness! :)

    By Jolovesgum
    I was very happy of this movie because the zookeeper had a wife and all of that. I loved the movie but I should own the book later probably.
  • Zookeeps wife

    By camellover36
    Worst movie ever... they killed the baby camel
  • More-heartfelt-than-graphic Holocaust film is ideal for wide viewing audience

    By Rhythm Oriented
    Jessica Chastain's portrayal conveys a hopeful message during a dark period in human history. Also, fantastic set design/cinematography take the viewer to settings such as the Warsaw ghetto. Long after viewing time, this film resonates as a shining example of Holocaust education which is ideal for a wide age range.
  • Heartfelt true story

    By booboostrips
    There is in the direction of this film and in Jessica Chastains acting something true , and heartfelt that carries it along sometimes a bit slowly , but I found the editing and the scenes around the ghetto extremely real and uposed. I love animals so other than the images of those that were hurt , enjoyed this aspect very much. It is not another holocaust movie, it is touching and very vivid in its direction. Bravo !
  • great movie

    By mykulsky
    The movie shows the truth of the Polish nation. Poles are great heroes of the WWII.
  • I couldn't finish watching it

    By golfergirlfl
    Beware to animal lovers. I couldn't finish watching this movie. Seeing animals shot and bleeding fake or not. The amount of suffering in this movie was just too depressing. I know things like this happen and even worse but to watch for entertainment wasn't for me. I just wanted to warn others before they spent $5.99 to rent. I also think children absolutely shouldn't watch this movie. My opinion doesn't take away from the movie itself. I could be great for others I just didn't like it.
  • Awesome Movie

    By CWL26
    I liked how the film heightened certain aspects and made other moments seem calm amongst chaos, and I would definately watch it again! I highly recommend this movie!