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Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Aimée & Jaguar (original title)
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:
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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
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Chefredakteur Keller
Lia Dultzkaya ...
Hulda
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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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11 February 1999 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

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 »

Quotes

German Civilian: Life is just; first the bombers, then the real coffee.
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Connections

Referenced in Unfaithful (2002) See more »

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Oh Donna Klara
Music by Jerzy Petersburski
Lyrics by Beda
Wiener Boheme Verlag (BMG UFA)
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Love and War
12 August 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I just returned from watching "Aimée und Jaguar" on its U.S. opening night, and am completely floored! This film is an intense, deeply moving, and extremely heart-wrenching depiction that will leave you reeling. Set in Nazi Germany (in Berlin), the stories tells the the unusual love story between a Nazi housewife (Aimée) and a Jewish underground female activist (Jaguar). Though the unforgettable passion comes through loud and clear the first time around, you can watch this film again and again, discovering something new every time. Brilliant acting on the part of Maria Schrader (Jaguar) and Juliane Köhler (Aimée)...truly genius performances. I LOVED this film, have got the book already and can't wait to own it on DVD. Definitely recommend it.


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