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Agnieszka Bielawska 17.03.2017 12:30
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March the 24th sees the launch of “Zookeper’s Wife” in Polish cinemas .


March the 24 sees the launch of “Zookeper’s Wife” in Polish cinemas .

Based on the true story that was made famous in Diane Ackerman’s nonfiction book of the same title, the film follows a Polish couple who secretly turned their bombed-out zoo into a shelter for Jews during World War II. Antonina and Jan Żabinski, helped save hundreds of Jews ,hiding them in the deserted and ruined ZOO, providing shelter in the basement of their own villa, in barns, stables and sheds. The film is directed by New Zealand film maker Niki Caro, who entrusted the role of Antonia Żabinska to Hollywood star, Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain , who is accompanied by Johan Heldenbergh playing Jan Żabinski, also Daniel Bruhl and Poland's Magdalena Lamparska .

In Focus an account from the press conference preceding the gala premiere in Warsaw on March 7th.

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