Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenberg, Daniel Bruhl and Shira Hass
Direction: Niki Carro
Duration: 2 hours and 8 minutes
Story: This film is the true tale of survival and it is unfolded at the Warsaw Zoo, the time was the Germany’s invasion of Poland, during the Second World War. The movie is basically based on the Diane Ackerman’s book, the wartime drama. He pays tribute to the heroic Polish couple – Jan and Antonina Zabinski. It shows that the daring duo saved hundreds of Jews during wrath of Hitler regime.
Review: Niki Caro’s suspenseful and dramatic staging of the courageous duo, Zabinski, who exuded compassion, kindness and unflinching courage in the face of fear. Believe me, this movie doesn’t have an ounce of melodrama and this heart warming war thriller which has compassion and kindness as the key ingredient, this shows the astute ability of director in storytelling.
There are few extraordinary scenes like, Antonia (playing by Jessica Chastain) plays piano, in order to warn the Jews who are staying in her house are really outstanding.
The movie is extraordinary showcases the human ability to rise ray of hope in the darkest hour of hatred and despair. A must watch biopic, which tells us, never to lose hope.