It is wartime Germany and Lilly Wust (Julianne Kohler), a middle-class Nazi wife and Felice Schragenheim (Maria Schrader), a Jewish activist, embark on a forbidden love affair. Based on a true story and shot in a naturalistic style, the film portrays the trials and tribulations of day to day life under Hitler's regime, and the tragic effects of the women's doomed romance on themselves and the men around them.
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Nominated for a Golden Globe award and Germany's official submission for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, Max Faerberboeck's Aimee & Jaguar
is the tender, elegiac account of a forbidden love affair set against the backdrop of wartime Germany. In Performances that garnered them Silver Bears at the 1999 Berlin International Film Festival, Juliane Koehler (Lily Wust) and Maria Schrader (Felice Schragenheim) play the eponymous Aimee & Jaguar
, an exemplar of Nazi motherhood and a politically commited Jewes respectively who on a transgressive love affair that will ultimately shatter their lives. Based on the acclaimed book by Erica Fischer, Aimee & Jaguar
is an uplifting love story totally unlike any other.