Sunday, August 6, 2017

Movie No. 39 (2017): THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh
In English and occasional German and Hebrew, with English subtitles

The movie is not perfect. But, it looked good enough on television based on the first few frames. I was lured to pay attention for a few more minutes. Before I knew it, almost a hour had passed. So I decided to finish the movie. And that was a good decision. 

I really like the film.

I saw several movies tackling the heroism of some random strangers during one of the darkest times in human civilization - the atrocities of the Nazi. Some were truly inspired like Schindler's List and In Darkness, to name a few. Based on real events, this movie effectively tells the heroic exploits of a couple by keeping several people in their family-run zoo in Poland and eventually saving some of them.

Jessica Chastain is Jessica Chastain, always dependable on practically all characters assigned to her to act out. The cinematography and costume design are effectively textured to give the feel of the time.

Rating: 3.5/4.0

Date seen: June 25, 2017

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