Based on the true story told in the best seller by Diane Ackerman, the critically acclaimed and heart-pounding WWII drama The Zookeeper's Wife debuts on Blu-ray and DVD 28th August 2017 from Universal Pictures (UK).
Directed by Niki Caro (North Country) from a screenplay adaptation by Angela Workman (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan), the "riveting & inspiring" (Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press) film stars two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help), Johan Heldenbergh (The Broken Circle Breakdown), Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones), and Golden Globe Award nominee Daniel Brühl (Rush).
In 1939 Poland, working wife and mother Antonina Zabinska (portrayed by Ms. Chastain) became a hero to hundreds. Antonina and her husband Jan (Mr. Heldenbergh) care for animals at the Warsaw Zoo and have raised a family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned when the country is invaded by the Germans and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Mr. Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the Zoo's hidden passages to safeguard human life.
The Zookeeper's Wife comes packed with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes as well as a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and captivating interviews with the real-life Zabinski family.
- Deleted Scenes
- The Making of The Zookeeper's Wife - Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss the challenges they encountered in making the film, including recreating the Warsaw Zoo; working with the animals; and doing justice to such an important story
- The Zabinski Family - A closer look at the selfless family at the center of The Zookeeper's Wife, including interviews with Teresa Zabinska and Ryszard Zabinski, the real-life children of Antonina and Jan
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.