The Zookeeper’s Wife parents guide

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Protecting more than mere animals.

Release date March 31, 2017

As the Nazis invade Poland, Antonina Zabinsk (played by Jessica Chasten) use her work as a keeper of the Warsaw Zoo as a cover to help save hundreds of people (many Jewish), as well as animals. This movie is based on a true story.

Why is The Zookeeper’s Wife rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Zookeeper’s Wife PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.

The Zookeeper’s Wife
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Zookeeper’s Wife rated PG-13? The Zookeeper’s Wife is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking.

- Brief non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Infrequent portrayals of gun and hand-to-hand violence (some involving animals), with some blood and detail.
- Depictions of injury and physical assault.
- Depiction of violent injury implying sexual abuse of a minor.
- Occasional disturbing scenes and gory images.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity with no nudity or detail.
- Brief breast nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent portrayals of and references to sexual assault.
- Sexual innuendo.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Frequent portrayals of tobacco use in a historical context.


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The Zookeeper’s Wife
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence
Alberta 14A Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme, Disturbing Content.
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video

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Cast and Crew

The Zookeeper’s Wife is directed by Niki Caro and stars Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Iddo Goldberg.

This movie is based on the book by Diane Ackerman, which recounts the true story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski.

Home Video

Related home video titles:

Another family hides a Jewish man in The Book Thief. A group of school students learn about the holocaust in the documentary Paperclips.