Zoo

Zoo
Zoo

Year

2017

Duration

95 minutes

Genres

Family, Period and Historical, War Films

Language

English

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Synopsis

This Irish drama is set during World War Two, just before the start of a series of German air raids on the nation’s capital in 1941, known as the Belfast Blitz. 12 year-old Tom is the son of a veterinarian who has been sent to war and, like his father, shares a special connection with the zoo animals, especially with an African elephant called Buster. When the ministry of defense orders for the animals to be put down in fear that they may be dangerous if they escape during raids, Tom, his bother Mickey and their friends form a plan to save Buster. This touching family film – which is partly based on a true story – presents this important event in Irish history with young people as the heroes of the story.

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PG Classification

Mild bad language, threat.

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