WHO’S IN IT?
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Johan Heldenbergh (The Broken Circle Breakdown), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Michael McElhatton (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Iddo Goldberg (Defiance), Shira Haas (Princess), Efrat Dor (Cupcakes), Val Maloku (Babai), Goran Kostić (Taken)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Niki Caro (Whale Rider), director; Angela Workman (The War Bride), writer; Jeff Abberley (Rag Tale), Diane Miller Levin (film debut), Jamie Patricof (The Place Beyond The Pines) and Kim Zubick (Alive & Well), producers; Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek), composer; Andrij Parekh (Blue Valentine), cinematographer; David Coulson (North Country), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the late 1930s, Polish couple Antonia and Jan Żabiński (Chastain and Heldenbergh) run a successful zoo together in Warsaw. However, upon the German invasion in 1939, which would kick-start the Second World War, they helped save hundreds of Jewish fugitives and escapees from the Warsaw Ghetto by hiding them in their zoo’s compounds…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The fascinating story of a zookeeper couple who saved hundreds of lives during the Second World War is brought to mesmerising life on the big screen, with bona fide acting giant Jessica Chastain in one of the lead roles.