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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
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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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Aimee & Jaguar  »

Box Office

Budget:

DEM 15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,919 (USA) (13 August 2000)

Gross:

$927,107 (USA) (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 »

Quotes

Lilly Wust: What do you want Felice?
Felice: You. All of you. Everything! But I'd be satisfied with one single moment, so perfect, it would last a lifetime. For example, this one. This one here is great. I don't want forever. I want now. Now! Now! Now! I want loads of 'nows' and I want them til I turn old and grey. And besides, I want more cake.
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Oh Donna Klara
Music by Jerzy Petersburski
Lyrics by Beda
Wiener Boheme Verlag (BMG UFA)
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The best lesbian love story I've seen
22 October 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – 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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