The Zookeeper's Wife

2017

Biography / Drama / History / War

100
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 60%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 7 10 26642

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Jessica Chastain as Antonina Zabinski
Daniel Brühl as Lutz Heck
Iddo Goldberg as Maurycy Fraenkel
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by destuculme 1 / 10

Did ya know?

"You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can't criticize Israel."

Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache - 2009

Reviewed by The Movie Diorama 7 / 10

The Zookeeper's Wife might look cute and cuddly on the front cover, yet it lures you into a bleak and depressing story.

Another saturated topic, we typically get two or three WWII films a year. Frustratingly, this is another typical holocaust film and one that will not standout against the packed crowd. In saying that though, this is an excellent "story" film to which I was fully immersed. A factual fictionalisation of the Warsaw Zoo surviving WWII where both animals and humans are in danger. The owners soon start to hide Jewish residents within the zoo in an attempt to save their lives from the Nazi holocaust. I expected a film about zookeepers and nearby residents saving animals from Nazi capture, boy was I completely wrong. The zoo animals only take precedent during the first fifteen minutes, and then the narrative's focus is purely on the owners, Jews and the Nazi regime. Soul draining is how I would describe this. It's bleak, depressing and not an ounce of happiness until the last five minutes. Director Niki Caro captures the horror of the holocaust and does not shy away from the brutality of it. She evokes powerful imagery that isn't portrayed in the film, we see a young girl being taken into a tunnel by two Nazi soldiers. We don't see what happens, but the detail in every scene enables us to imagine the terror that unfolded. Another synonymous scene would be when Jewish children are carried onto a train. We know where it's going, but the story never informs us. It's subliminal, and that might be due to the over saturation of this genre. Jessica Chastain stars as the eponymous character in what is one of her more nuanced performances, but emotionally vulnerable. When she cries, my God I feel it. Daniel Brühl was also captivating as the Nazi zoologist. Would I have liked the focus to be strictly on the zoo animals? Yes. It would've been different, less generic and perhaps more emotive. Can I complain about what was presented instead? No. A perfectly good WWII drama that is harrowingly depressing which will not set the cinematic world alight.

Reviewed by fotroroste 2 / 10

So Sad

In all of German-occupied Europe, there resided 2.4 million jews before the war, according to the World Jewish Encyclopedia.

After the war, 3.8 million jewish "Holocaust Survivors" were receiving pensions from the German government.

Tragically, the remaining 6 million were lost.

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