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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar)
... Lilly Wust (Aimée)
... Ilse
... Klärchen
Elisabeth Degen ... Lotte
Detlev Buck ... Günther Wust
... Lilly Wust (1997)
Kyra Mladeck ... Ilse (1997)
Sarah Camp ... Frau Kappler
Klaus Manchen ... Herr Kappler
... Frau Jäger
Jochen Stern ... Werner Lause
... Chefredakteur Keller
Lia Dultzkaya ... Hulda
... 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


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Zeitgeist Films

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Release Date:

11 February 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Aimee & Jaguar  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Germany's entry to the Academy Awards, in the category of Best Foreign Language Film (1999). See more »

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Propaganda Radio: Germans are capable of overcoming mental and physical obstacles. The German people have demonstrated their strength in the past years. Without a doubt they will emerge from this tremendous war as the most glorious people of all time.
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Soundtracks

Für immer und immer
Performed by Pat Appleton
Music by Biber Gullatz and Eckles Malz
Lyrics by Biber Gullatz and Ingrid Noll
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An impressing love-story in war-time Berlin.
28 February 1999 | by 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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