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The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Poster

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All the animals you see are real, there is no CGI use.
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The current Warsaw Zoo opened on 11 March 1928. However, its roots can be traced to 17th century private menageries.
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Diane Ackerman's non-fiction book was greatly inspired by the unpublished diary of Antonina Zabinska and Jan Zabinski, the director of the Warsaw Zoo in Poland.
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In-between takes, Jessica Chastain claims she was taught "the nastiest German" swear-words by co-star Daniel Brühl.
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Director Niki Caro stated that her first film cut was nearly three and a half hours long, utilizing the entire screenplay. The final film was required to be two hours in length, and so an hour and a half was cut from the film in the editing room.
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While the real life events occurred in Warsaw, the movie was filmed entirely in Prague
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Real-life lion baby cubs were used on set.
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The song played in the trailer is "Varúð" by Icelandic band Sigur Rós. The name of the song means "caution", which is a prominent state throughout the film.
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When the zoo animals are being "liquidated", Heck shoots an eagle and tells his aide to have it stuffed. Sure enough, when Jan and Antonina visit his office later, there is a stuffed eagle prominently displayed,
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The book was published in 2007. On February 10, 2008, the book was number 13 on The New York Times non-fiction best seller list.
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Based on a true story of the diaries of Antonina Zabinska
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One of the pieces Jessica Chastain's character plays on the piano to let the refugees know it's safe to come upstairs is 'The Swan' from 'Carnival of the Animals' by Camille Saint-Saën
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During the Liquidation of the Ghetto, the song that Urszula (Shira Haas) sings along with others at the Seder is "the Four Questions", often sung by children at the Seder, asking the adults the meaning behind the Passover Seder and its components.
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This is the third film in which Jessica performs a character playing the piano. The first was The Debt (2010) directed by John Madden and the second was Crimson Peak (2015) directed by Guillermo del Toro. In Mama (2013), however, she had to be taught how to play the guitar for the needs of the horror film.
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