This film tells the story of Antonina Zabinkski (Jessica Chastain) and Jan Zabinski (Johan Heldenbergh), who had been a non-Jewish married couple that lived on and ran a Zoo in Warsaw, Poland just earlier than the start of World War II. Antonina is a revered animal whisperer, of sprta, who has a way with all of the animals in the zoo. The couple love on the zoo with their son when, someday, the Nazi forces attain Poland and use an air strike to drop bombs on Warsaw (which incorporates the zoo). Devasted by the Nazi invasion and the horrors that the Jewish inhabitants is being compelled into, the Zabinskis determine to make use of their Zoo as a hideout and sanctuary for the Jewish folks they rescue from the Ghetto. If this didn’t already sound like an unattainable activity, their Zoo can also be being occupied by Nazi forces.
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