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The Zookeepers Wife Movie Review

The Zookeeper's Wife Movie Review English Movie Review
Review for the film " The Zookeeper's Wife"
Runtime: 2 Hours 08 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 21-04-2017
4 / 5.0



  • Producer:
  • Jeff Abberley
  • Kim Zubick
  • Jamie Patricof
  • Diane Miller Levin
  • Music Director:
  • Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Editor:
  • David Coulson
  • Director:
  • Niki Caro
  • Costume Designer:
  • Bina Daigeler
  • Art Director:
  • Dan Taylor
  • Jan Kalous
  • Magdalena Zemanova
  • First Assistant Director:
  • Phil Booth
  • Michaela Strnadova
  • Second Assistant Director:
  • Daniela Paulova
  • Co-Producer:
  • Katie McNeill
  • Director of Photography:
  • Andrij Parekh
  • Executive Producer:
  • Marc Butan
  • Jennifer Monroe
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Joanne Sennitt
  • Julia Blackman
  • Robbie Tollin
  • Pete Shilaimon
  • Mickey Liddell
  • Michael Tollin
  • Kevan Van Thompson
  • Second Unit Director:
  • Robert Grasmere
  • Visual Effects Producer:
  • Raoul Bolognini
  • Casting Director:
  • Elaine Grainger
  • Maya Kvetny
  • Novelist:
  • Diane Ackerman
  • Still Photographer:
  • Anne Marie Fox
  • Distributor:
  • Cathay Keris Films
  • Elevation Pictures
  • Focus Features
  • Universal Pictures
  • Universal Pictures International
  • Sound Re-recording Mixer:
  • Terry Porter
  • Anna Behlmer
  • Assistant Editor:
  • Daniela Ovi
  • Assistant Costume Designer:
  • Daniela Backes
  • Visual Effects Supervisor:
  • Robert Grasmere
  • Screenplay Writer:
  • Angela Workman
  • Script Supervisor:
  • Vera Homolacova
  • Music Editor:
  • Sherry Whitfield
  • Foley Artist:
  • Tara Blume
  • Richard Owens
  • Production Designer:
  • Suzie Davies
  • Set Decorator:
  • Charlotte Watts
  • Casting Associate:
  • Emma Gunnery
  • Makeup Artist:
  • Denise Kum
  • Lesley Smith
  • Hair Stylist:
  • Kathryn Fa
  • Post Production Supervisor:
  • Liz Richards
  • Special Effects Technician:
  • David Myslík
  • Stunt Coordinator:
  • Antje Rau
  • Stunt Performer:
  • Jan Bohme
  • Special Thanks:
  • Sandra Lucchesi
  • Visual Effects Coordinator:
  • Tomas Vondrasek
  • Digital Compositor:
  • Armen Mailyan
  • Naoki Oyagi
  • Martin Cicmanec
  • Georgi Nikolov
  • Visual Effects Artist:
  • Ondrej Hudecek
  • _Supporting Actors:
  • Michael McElhatton
  • Martin Hofmann
  • Martha Issova
  • Marian Mitas
  • Magdalena Lamparska
  • Jitka Smutna
  • Iddo Goldberg
  • Hana Frejkova
  • Natasa Burger
  • Val Maloku
  • Waldemar Kobus
  • Timothy Radford
  • Slavko Sobin
  • Shira Haas
  • Radick Cembrzynski
  • Viktoria Zakharyanova
  • Petra Buckova
  • Viktorie Jenickova
  • Vilma Frantova
  • Goran Kostic
  • Frederick Preston
  • Daniel Brühl
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Johan Heldenbergh
  • Adira B Cole Abbett
  • Alena Mihulova
  • Arnost Goldflam
  • Theo Preston
  • Ester Kocickova
  • Efrat Dor
  • Daniel Ratimorsky
  • Boom Operator:
  • Robert Gumala
  • Roman Rigo
  • Key Grip:
  • Pavel Proisl
  • Prop Master:
  • David Frys
  • Assistant Art Director:
  • Jane Brodie
  • Foley Editor:
  • Robert D Caballero
  • First Assistant Editor:
  • Jonny Winograd
  • Production Coordinator:
  • Marketa Duchkova
  • Costume Supervisor:
  • Sabine Waszmer
  • Voice Casting:
  • Barbara Harris

The movie is adapted from a book of Diane Hackerman. Now lets see whether this cinematic version impresses us.


The Zookeeper’s Wife is set in the backdrop of the World War II. Jessica Chastain leads a distinguished life by giving utmost love to the animals at the zoo and treating them like her children. She manages this zoo along with her husband Johan Heldenbergh. There is a seamless harmony between the animals and human beings in this film. Then, as a turn of events, there is the explosion German bomb. What does the couple do? How do they save the animals and other human beings? Watch the movie to know how it proceeds.

Star Performances

Chastain has given a brilliant performance and her rapport with the animals is enduring. Daniel Bruhl gives a powerful performance as the German zoologist. The rest of the cast ably support.


The director of the film Niki Caro (who had earlier directed Whale Rider), has seen to it the flick doesn’t have similarities to flicks of such genre. Being a real story, the narrative gains more weight. By the way in which he has showcased a family that is facing a problem and finding it difficult to unite, he has done a good job.

What’s there?

• The movie is interspersed with humanity all over it.

• After watching the movie you would be curious to visit the zoo (which is actually there), which also acts as a museum now.

• There is not a tinge of melodrama in the flick.

The emotions are intact.

What’s not there?

Certain scenes in the Zookeeper’s Wife film are predictable.


If you want to get into an intense emotional trip then you can watch this movie.