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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 ... Lotte
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>

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A Love Larger Than Death


Certificate:

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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:

DEM15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,919, 13 August 2000

Gross USA:

$927,107

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$927,107
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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

Felice: Now sleep sweetly. May heaven give, that until your life is over, love will live.
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Soundtracks

Geburtstagswalzer
Music by Biber Gullatz and Eckles Malz
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A True Unconventional and Sensitive Love Story, In a Sad Period of German History
3 August 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Berlin, along the Second World War, Felice Schragenheim (Maria Schrader) is a bright Jewish lesbian working in a Nazi newspaper under a false identity and being member of a resistance organization. Lilly Wust (Juliane Köhler) is a woman married with the soldier Günther Wust (Detlev Buck), who is fighting in the German front. Lilly is mother of four children and has never found love, being unfaithful to her husband. Felice meets Lilly and they fall in love for each other, adopting the nickname of Jaguar (Felice) and Aimée (Lilly), jeopardizing the safety of Felicia. This true unconventional and sensitive love story, in a sad period of German history, is a wonderful movie. The reconstitution of the Berlin in the war period is amazing. The performance of the cast is stunning, and the direction is outstanding. Although dealing with lesbian love, this powerful, unforgettable and touching romance is one of the most beautiful film I have recently seen. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): 'Aimée & Jaguar'


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