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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report ... read more

Completed On: 07 Apr, 2017

Duration: 2 hr 7 min 0 sec

Genres: Fiction

Country: United States

Director: Niki Caro

Submitted By: Anna Maurice

The Zookeeper's Wife Poster
The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • Directors
    Niki Caro
  • Writers
    Angela Workman (screenplay)
  • Writers
    Diane Ackerman (novel)
  • Film Type
    Fiction
  • Genres
    Biography,Drama,History
  • Runtime
    2 hours 7 minutes 0 seconds
  • Completion Date
    07 Apr, 2017
  • Production Budget
    USD
  • Country of Origin
    United States
  • Country of Filming
  • Film Language
    English
  • Shooting Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Director's Biography

Nikola Jean Caro MNZM is a New Zealand film director and screenwriter. Her 2002 film Whale Rider was critically praised and won several awards at international film festivals. She was hired to direct the 2020 live-action version of Disney's Mulan, making her the second female and the second New Zealand director hired by Disney to direct a film budgeted at over $100 million.
In the late 1980s, Caro enrolled in the Elam School of Fine Arts to pursue training as a sculptor. However, her interest shifted to film studies. She graduated from Elam in 1988, at the age of 21. For post-graduate studies, Caro enrolled at the Swinburne University of Technology, located at Melbourne, Victoria.
Following the completion of her studies, Caro initially directed television commercials. In 1992, she directed and wrote an episode for the anthology television series "Another Country" (1992). In 1998, Caro directed her first feature film "Memory and Desire". It was an adaptation of a short story by Peter Wells (1950-2019), concerning the depression and apparent suicide of a Japanese married man. The film was critically well-received and won a New Zealand film award.
Caro next directed the feature film "Whale Rider" (2002). It depicts a young Maori girl, Paikea "Pai" Apirana (played by Keisha Castle-Hughes), who stands as a candidate for the position of the tribal chief. The film earned over 41 million dollars at the worldwide box office, becoming one of New Zealand's most commercially successful films. The film also won an award at the Sundance Film Festival.
In 2005, Caro directed her first American film, "North Country". The film was loosely based on the legal case "Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co.", a class-action sexual harassment lawsuit concerning the treatment of female miners in a Minnesota-based mine. The film earned about 25 million dollars at the worldwide box office, failing to recover its budget expenses. Two of the film's actresses (Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand) were nominated for Academy Awards for their performances, but neither of them won.

5 Reviews
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    Michael Weatherhead

    03 Feb, 2021

  • We are very interested in your film for our VOD platform, WorldFilm.com.
    I can be contacted at
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    Michael Weatherhead

    03 Feb, 2021

  • I Am Very Interested Of Watch This Film

    25 Feb, 2020

  • This film of Nikola Jean Caro is going to touch the audience by soul. Best Wishes.

    18 Feb, 2020

  • A marvellous one...for the sake of nature.

    17 Feb, 2020

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