The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to
hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed
by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr.
Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of “The Broken Circle Breakdown”), have the
Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their
country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and
forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck
(Daniel Brühl of “Captain America: Civil War”). To fight back on their own
terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and
put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw
Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.