PRODUCTION: The Zookeeper´s Wife Wraps Shooting in Czech Republic

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    PRAGUE: The Zookeeper´s Wife, a historical film produced by Universal Pictures through local Czech Anglo Productions wraps shooting on 26 November 2015. The story is based on the book by Diane Ackerman taking place during the WW2 in the Warsaw Zoo where the director and his wife are hiding Jewish citizens in abandoned buildings of the Zoo.

    New Zealand´s Niki Caro (Whale Rider) is directing, with German star Daniel Brühl (Rivals) cast in the main role. The shooting in the Czech Republic started on 29 September.

    The Warsaw Zoo was re-created at Prague exposition Vystaviste site with several hundreds animals playing in the film. Ludvík Berousek, a member of a famous Czech circus family and the owner of the Doksy Zoo was the main animal specialist and supplier of the exotic animals. With the local spend of around 314 million CZK (11.6 m EUR) it is one of the biggest international productions of the last year in the Czech Republic.

    Production Information:
    Czech Anglo Productions
    Kříženeckého nám. 322
    152 53 Praha 5
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    Directed by Niki Caro
    Screenplay: Angela Workman
    DoP: Andrij Parekh
    Produced by: Universal Pictures
    Line Producer: Czech-Anglo Productions
    Cast: Daniel Brühl, Jessica Chastain, Iddo Goldberg