Aimee & Jaguar

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In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. One of them, Lilly Wust (NOWHERE IN AFRICA’s Juliane Köhler), married and the mother of four sons, enjoys... read more

In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. One of them, Lilly Wust (NOWHERE IN AFRICA’s Juliane Köhler), married and the mother of four sons, enjoys the privileges of her stature as an exemplar of Nazi motherhood. For her, this affair will be the most decisive experience of her life. For the other woman, Felice Schragenheim (Maria Schrader), a Jewess and member of the underground, their love fuels her with the hope that she will survive. A half-century later, Lilly Wust told her incredible story to writer Erica Fischer, and the book, AIMÉE & JAGUAR, first published in 1994 immediately became a bestseller and has since been translated into eleven languages. Max Färberböck's debut film, based on Fischer's book, is the true story of this extraordinary relationship. The film was nominated for a 1999 Golden Globe Award and was Germany's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Both actresses received Silver Bears at the 1999 Berlin International Film Festival for their portrayals of "Aimée" and "Jaguar". See also NOWHERE IN AFRICA

Original Release

02/11/1999

US Release

08/11/2000

Cast

Heike Makatsch Klärchen
Juliane Kohler Lilly Wust (Aimée) / Lilly " Aimee " Wüst
Maria Schrader Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar) / Felice " Jaguar " Schragenheim
Johanna Wokalek Ilse
Elisabeth Degen Lotte
Detlev Buck Günther Wust / Günter Wüst
Inge Keller Lilly Wust (1997) / Lilly Wüst im Jahre 1997
Kyra Mladeck Ilse (1997) / Ilse im Jahre 1997
Peter Weck Chefredakteur Keller
Rosel Zech Blonde Frau / Blonde Dame
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Max Färberböck

Writers

Max Färberböck, Rona Munro, Erica Fischer

Cast

Heike Makatsch Klärchen
Juliane Kohler Lilly Wust (Aimée) / Lilly " Aimee " Wüst
Maria Schrader Felice Schragenheim (Jaguar) / Felice " Jaguar " Schragenheim
Johanna Wokalek Ilse
Elisabeth Degen Lotte
Detlev Buck Günther Wust / Günter Wüst
Inge Keller Lilly Wust (1997) / Lilly Wüst im Jahre 1997
Kyra Mladeck Ilse (1997) / Ilse im Jahre 1997
Peter Weck Chefredakteur Keller
Rosel Zech Blonde Frau / Blonde Dame
Dani Levy Fritz Borchert
Ulrich Matthes Eckert (SS) / Eckert
Désirée Nick Erika / Erika (Die Freundinnen)
Anette Felber Frau Pohl
Barbara Focke Frau Ude
Rüdiger Hacker Ernst Biermösel
Dorkas Kiefer Tanja
Klaus Manchen Herr Kappler
Sarah Camp Frau Kappler
Margit Bendokat Frau Jäger

Producers

Editors

Barbara Hennings

2000Golden GlobeBest Foreign Language Film Nominated
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