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Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Aimée & Jaguar (original title)
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In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.

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Max Färberböck
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Schrader ... Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar)
Juliane Köhler ... Lilly Wust (Aimée)
Johanna Wokalek ... Ilse
Heike Makatsch ... Klärchen
Elisabeth Degen Elisabeth Degen ... Lotte
Detlev Buck Detlev Buck ... Günther Wust
Inge Keller ... Lilly Wust (1997)
Kyra Mladeck Kyra Mladeck ... Ilse (1997)
Sarah Camp Sarah Camp ... Frau Kappler
Klaus Manchen Klaus Manchen ... Herr Kappler
Margit Bendokat ... Frau Jäger
Jochen Stern Jochen Stern ... Werner Lause
Peter Weck ... Chefredakteur Keller
Lia Dultzkaya Lia Dultzkaya ... Hulda
Dani Levy ... Fritz Borchert
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Storyline

Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is desperate for love. An unusual and passionate love between them blossoms despite the danger of persecution and nightly bombing raids. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Love Larger Than Death


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Zeitgeist Films

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 February 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Aimee & Jaguar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,919, 13 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$927,107, 11 March 2001
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Germany's entry to the Academy Awards, in the category of Best Foreign Language Film (1999). See more »

Quotes

Lilly Wust: [to the kids] That's enough! If I hear one more word from you, I'll send you to the maneaters
[beat]
Lilly Wust: ... in Bavaria!
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Soundtracks

Ich brech' die Herzen der stolzesten Frauen
Performed by Heinz Rühmann
Music by Lothar Brühne
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Wiener Boheme Verlag (BMG UFA)
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The best lesbian love story I've seen
22 October 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Aimee and Jaguar" tells of the love which blossoms between two women, one married with four children and one a Jewess, in 1943/44 Berlin. Beautifully filmed and character-driven with splendid directing and superb performances, there's little to fault in this film as two women cleave to one another under the pall of war, the terror of bombing, and the absence of men. The only liability "A&J" has is the subject may not whet the interest of many.


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