dinsdag 9 mei 2017
100 Movie Challenge 2017 - # 62: The Zookeeper's Wife
Runtime: 127 minutes
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl
Description: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski (Jessica Chastain, Johan Helndenbergh), who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
Review: “The Zookeeper’s Wife” follows a married couple that helps hide Jews during the German invasion, in a zoo in Poland. While risking their own life, they saved hundreds of people from death.
Jan and Antonina Zabinski live in Washaw, Poland. They own a beautiful zoo. When the Germans invade Poland, their zoo is demolished. They decide to stay and help Jews who flee from the Nazi remine. The story takes place from 1939 to 1946.
Jessica Chastain is the star of the film. Her charisma and talent make that you immediately love Antonia. She makes you care about the characters. In contrast with the German zoologist Lutz Heck, played by Daniel Brühl, Antonina goes from being a sweet an naïve woman to a solid and strong character.
“The Zookeeper’s Wife” isn’t a war film with a lot of spectacle. The focus is on the people and their interaction. And also between man and animal. A very important story, not known by many. It’s a beautiful story, where small and simple people become heroes.
Rating: 4/ 5