Monday, March 27, 2017

THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE (Directed by Lone Scherfig) *****

In 1939, Poland –  the safe zoo and home for Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski – suddenly turns into a nightmare. Their Warsaw Zoo has flourished under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's incredible love and care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief of the zoo, Lutz Heck. He is a snake in the grass, and not the kind the couple wishes to have at their zoo that has now been turned into a pig farm where they can hide Jews in a clandestine plot: the committed couple covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. This true story shows the fearlessness of the couple, the  Nazi horror, and how they were able to get Jews out of the jaws of these monsters.  In the end, they hid over 300 Jews, mainly children, and saw to their escape. 

An amazing film that once again shows the power of goodness over evil. The brilliant acting of Jessica Chastain is undeniable.


1 comment:

  1. wow thank you so much for your review Nancy...i cannot wait to see this movie!!!!