A film by Max Färberböck
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 (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"
DVD Special Features
- A mini-documentary
on the making of "Aimee and Jaguar."
- Behind-the-Scenes Footage
- Cast and Crew Interviews
- An interview with Lilly Wust
- American and German Theatrical Trailers
- Optional English subtitles
- An exclusive photo gallery featuring more than 60 photos of Lilly
Wust and Felice Schragenheim--the real-life "Aimée"
and "Jaguar"--including personal family photos, their
love letters and other fascinating documents. Includes many photos
not published in the Aimée & Jaguar book.
-A brief history of what happened to Lilly and Felice after the
events depicted in the film.
Running time: 125 mins
In German with Optional English Subtitles
1.77:1 aspect ratio
Enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs
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