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13 August, 2018 . Faro

The Zookeeper's Wife

Mostra ao Ar Livre (Outdoor Movie Show)

SHORT FILM SESSION OPENING Clandestino, Abi Feijó. PT: 2000. 7'

Original Title: The Zookeeper's Wife 
Directed by: Niki Caro 
Writing Credits: Angela Workman 
Music: Harry Gregson-Williams 
Cinematography: Andrij Parekh 
Film Editing: David Coulson 
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Anna Rust, Goran Kostić 
Country: EUA/Reino Unido/República Checa 
Year: 2017 
Runtime: 124’ 
Age Rating: M/14

Release Date in Portugal: 20/04/2017

War brews over Warsaw in 1939, and while life is still running its course, the Germans are slowly beginning to make their presence felt, with Hitler secretly preparing for the German invasion of Poland. Under those circumstances, the young couple of Jan and Antonina Zabinski continue their daily routine as owners and keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, but soon, as German Luftwaffe's Stukas hammer the Polish capital, their life's work together with the city, will turn to ashes. However, with the zoo liquidated for the war effort and many of its animals tragically perished, what was once an animals' zoo, will now serve as a sanctuary where Antonina, the humanist veterinarian, and Jan can hide the persecuted Polish Jews in plain sight until safe houses are found. That was Jan and Antonina's formidable, yet perilous plan, who regardless of the consequences, refused to wither before the Nazi menace, took matters into their own hands and sheltered 300 Jews under the Germans' noses.


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