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THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (2017)

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE <span>(2017)</span> artwork

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 124

Release dates 28/08/2017, 21/04/2017

BBFCInsight moderate violence, threat, nudity

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Niki Caro

Cast includes Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Timothy Radford, Efrat Dor, Iddo Goldberg, Michael McElhatton, Jitka Smutna, Shira Haas, Waldemar Kobus

Summary THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE is a drama, based on a true story that begins in Poland in 1939, concerning a couple who join the Resistance and rescue people from the Warsaw Ghetto.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/04/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE is a drama, based on a true story that begins in Poland in 1939, concerning a couple who join the Resistance and rescue people from the Warsaw Ghetto.

Violence

There are scenes in which Resistance fighters battle German soldiers. These include brief sight of bullet impact wounds, and a German soldier is briefly set on fire by a Molotov cocktail. One scene shows two women being shot in their heads by German soldiers. There are also scenes in which zoo animals are shot by soldiers, and some in which the Warsaw Ghetto is burned to the ground. However, there is limited detail.

Threat

There is a scene in which a German officer throws a woman onto a bed and forces himself on her. However, there is no further detail and the scene ends before rape occurs. In another scene a young teenage girl is taken away by two German soldiers. It is implied that she is subsequently raped, although there is no detail of this. A boy is threatened by a German office who intends to shoot him. A gunshot is heard from offscreen, implying the boy has been shot, although this turns out not to be the case.

Nudity

There is brief female breast nudity as a couple lie in bed.

The film also contains several scenes in which adults smoke cigarettes, reflecting the period in which the film is set.

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Details

Title
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE
Year
2017
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd,Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Classified date(s)
24/08/2017
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF347071

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