In some cases the illustration was somewhat stressed, however Antonina’s distinctive diaries (she likewise composed a youngsters’ book about creatures) was the string that held it all together. Just 2 of the 300 Jewish “visitors” (as they alluded to them) covered up in the zoo were caught by the Nazis and killed. The rest survived.
The film adjustment, composed by Angela Workman and coordinated by Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”), has numerous flawless and moving minutes however neglects to catch the many layers of this exceptional story, depending rather on obviously expressed allegories. “A human zoo,” Antonina (Jessica Chastain) inhales, when Jan (Johan Heldenbergh) recommends they take in Jews.