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Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Aimée & Jaguar (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar)
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Lilly Wust (Aimée)
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Ilse
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Klärchen
Elisabeth Degen ...
Lotte
Detlev Buck ...
Günther Wust
Inge Keller ...
Lilly Wust (1997)
Kyra Mladeck ...
Ilse (1997)
Sarah Camp ...
Frau Kappler
Klaus Manchen ...
Herr Kappler
Margit Bendokat ...
Frau Jäger
Jochen Stern ...
Werner Lause
Peter Weck ...
Chefredakteur Keller
Lia Dultzkaya ...
Hulda
Dani Levy ...
Fritz Borchert
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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. The Gestapo is on Felice's trail. Her friends flee, she decides to sit out the war with Lilly. One hot day in August 1944, the Gestapo is waiting in Lilly's flat... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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A Love Larger Than Death


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11 February 1999 (Germany)  »

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Budget:

DEM 15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,919 (USA) (11 August 2000)

Gross:

$927,107 (USA) (9 March 2001)
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Trivia

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

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Felice's Boss: We shot down 41 planes, but my toilet is gone.
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Referenced in Aimée & Jaguar: Cast and Crew Interviews (2001) See more »

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Roter Mohn
Music by Michael Jary
Lyrics by Bruno Balz
Wiener Boheme Verlag (BMG UFA)
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An impressing love-story in war-time Berlin.
28 February 1999 | by (Frankfurt) – See all my reviews

Lilly, a mother-of-4, disappointed by her unfaithful huband is eagerly looking for love. - In a war-time Berlin where insanity rules: a murderous Nazi-dictatorship leaving no space for freedom, constant allied bomb attacks destroying and killing. She finally finds love in Felice (brilliant: Maria Schrader), a Jewish girl, part of the Berlin Lesbian scene. Lilly breaks with her husband, despite (or because?) of all the terror around they are having an intense love affair until finally the terror proves to be stronger... All this sounds very made-up but it is a true story. Lilly is still living in Berlin having stayed alone since then. And all this sounds like a kitschy and schmaltzy movie, but thanks to the fact that it is not a Hollywood production it isn't. Much more it is overwhelming and always stays near-to-life. A movie about the huming being's will to be happy despite all insanity. Absolutely recommended!


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