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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Jan and Antonina have a passionate married life and are shown before and after sex a couple times.


* RapeAsDrama: Urszula's arc begins with her being raped by German soldiers. The act itself is not shown but the gruesome aftermath is.

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* RapeAsDrama: Urszula's arc begins with her being raped by German soldiers. The act itself is not shown but the gruesome aftermath is.is.
* WouldNotHurtAChild: When Heck finds out that Antonia has been hiding Jewish refugees and doesn't return his romantic feelings, he nearly kills her son for revenge, but ultimately can't go through with it.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Some tasteful nudity courtesy of Jessica Chastain.

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* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: The German soldiers laugh as they gun down terrified zoo animals.


* EarthyBarefootCharacter: Antonina sensibly doffs her heels when it comes to hands on work with the animals.

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* EarthyBarefootCharacter: Antonina sensibly doffs her heels when it comes to hands on hands-on work with the animals.


** Antonia and Jan Zabinski, zookeepers who hid Jewish people from getting taken by the Nazis.

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** Antonia Antonina and Jan Zabinski, Zabinska, zookeepers who hid Jewish people from getting taken by the Nazis.


* TheFilmOfTheBook: Based on the novel of the same name by Creator/DianeAckerman.

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* EarthyBarefootCharacter: Antonina sensibly doffs her heels when it comes to hands on work with the animals.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: Based on the novel non-fiction book of the same name by Creator/DianeAckerman.Creator/DianeAckerman.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Antonina has a way with animals, including large and dangerous ones like elephants. This is contrasted with Heck's more brutal and controlling approach.
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Jan and Antonina have a passionate married life and are shown before and after sex a couple times.
* HappilyMarried: Jan and Antonina are shown to have a very loving and stable relationship overall, though marital conflicts do arise.



* PeriodPiece: Set during WWII during the German occupation of Poland from September 1939 to the Nazi surrender.

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* KickTheDog: The unnecessary killing of the remaining zoo animals by the German soldiers. Unnecessary because the excuse given is that [[MercyKill they won't survive the winter]] but the animals in question (a Bactrian camel and a Bald eagle) are perfectly capable of surviving in cold climates.
* ModestyBedsheet: Subverted when Antonina is shown lying naked in bed with Jan after making love. Her breasts are mostly covered with a sheet but she makes no attempt to [[NippleAndDimed hide them]] [[SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome from her husband]]/the audience as she shifts her body.
* NearRapeExperience: [[spoiler:Heck forces Antonina onto a bed but stops when she tells him he disgusts her.]]
* PeriodPiece: Set during WWII during the German occupation of Poland from September 1939 to the Nazi surrender.surrender.
* RapeAsDrama: Urszula's arc begins with her being raped by German soldiers. The act itself is not shown but the gruesome aftermath is.

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!Tropes !!Tropes for the film:film:
* TheFilmOfTheBook: Based on the novel of the same name by Creator/DianeAckerman.



* MovieOfTheBook: Based on the novel of the same name by Creator/DianeAckerman.

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* MovieOfTheBook: Based on the novel of the same name by Creator/DianeAckerman.

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A 2017 War Drama directed by Creator/NikiCaro and staring Creator/JessicaChastain and Creator/JohanHeldenbergh as a couple hiding hundreds of Polish Jews during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

The film also stars Creator/DanielBruhl, Creator/MichaelMcElhatton, Creator/IddoGoldberg, and Creator/EfratDor.

It was released on March 8, 2017 in Warsaw, March 31, 2017 in the US, and April 21, 2017 in the UK.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter:
** Antonia and Jan Zabinski, zookeepers who hid Jewish people from getting taken by the Nazis.
** Lutz Heck, A German zoologist who works to resurrect extinct animals like aurochs and tries to keep the family under his thumb.
* PeriodPiece: Set during WWII during the German occupation of Poland from September 1939 to the Nazi surrender.

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