Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Aimée & Jaguar



1999 German Feature

Cast: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Elisabeth Degen, Heike Makatsch and Detlev Buck
Director: Max Färberböck
Writers: Max Färberböck and Rona Munro, based on the book Aimée & Jaguar: A Love story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer

Synopsis:
Felice Schragenheim, a Jewish woman who belongs to an underground organization, and Lilly Wust, a mother of four married to a Nazi officer, begin a passionate and dangerous love affair in 1943 Berlin.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 90% / Audience: 84%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 72% / Audience: 7.8%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

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Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Silver Berlin Bear Awards for Best Actress (Schrader and Köhler).
  • German Film Awards for Best Actress (Schrader and Köhler).
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
  • Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Special Mention for Best Film.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Erica Fischer's best-selling biography Aimée & Jaguar: A Love story, Berlin 1943 was first published in 1994.
  • Germany's entry for the 1999 Foreign Language Film Academy Award.
  • The story of Lilly Wust and Felice Schragenheim was also the subject of the 2002 documentary Love Story: Berlin 1942.

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