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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.
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.
• 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.
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