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The director has managed to turn The Zookeeper's Wife into a boring and mediocre film with soap opera elements.
Antonina Zabinski (Jessica Chastain) and husband Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh) are vets at the Warsaw zoo but when the Nazis invade the animals are killed. Hitler's zoologist and the chief of the Berlin zoo Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl) takes an interest in the zoo to revive extinct species of wild cattle and Antonia herself.
Heck allows them to turn the zoo into a pig farm. In return the Zabinski's spirit away Jews from the ghetto and into the safety of the tunnels underneath their home.
The film is aiming to be Schindler's List with animals. There is a magnificent scene as animals roam outside of the zoo after it has been bombed with soldiers having no option but to shoot them. However the film comes across as uninvolving and uninteresting.
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