The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabiński (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, 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. 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.
"Jessica Chastain shines" - INDIEWIRE
"A compelling story bolstered by engaging performances from Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl" - EMPIRE MAGAZINE
"a singular, thrilling portrait, filled with surprises and moving performances" - LA WEEKLY
"a story worth telling" - GUARDIAN
"a portrait of courage amid cruelty" - BOSTON HERALD
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl
Director: Niki Caro
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