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4.4 out of 5 stars
Aimee And Jaguar [DVD] [2001]
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on 3 September 2017
Having seen this film some years ago I was glad to catch up again & find it stood up to my first viewing.
The basic story is set in Berlin during WW2 -Lilly is a mother of four and married to a soldier( on the eastern front) Felice is a Jewish lesbian working with the underground through false I.D.,her wits & help from sympathetic friends and a group of 'sexual compatriots'.The film follows the attraction the two feel for each other & how this impacts on family,work ,life & death in this most dangerous of times.
Credit must go to the designers which gives an almost timeless look ,so when intervention comes from the Gestapo or from a bombing raid it has great impact.
Lilly is played by Juliane Kohler,best known for her portrayal of Eva Braun in 'Downfall' & also for her starring role in the excellent Oscar winning 'Nowhere in Africa'. Maria schrader has had a number of roles, the best known in the award winning film 'In Darkness' & was recently in the highly acclaimed TV series 'Deutschland '83'.
The film is based on a true story related some years later with Input from others with a relation to Felice.
To those who may feel the subject matter may be off putting ,I'd say don't be,the director Max Farberbock has done a fine job without being exploitative.There is a strong musical score and the rest of the cast deserve credit for solid support, it's just a bit of a shame that apart from a trailer there are no extras-Here's hoping for the 20th anniversary they may put out an updated disc .
A number of reviewers have commented on the quality of the DVD image and it's fair to say it is a bit grainy & dark in places but I found this didn't detract too much from the almost TV movie look. The film is in German language(with English subtitles)-1999: 2 hours approx,in letterbox format for 4:3 screen size.Includes trailer.
Optimum releasing DVD,2001.
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on 1 May 2018
Interesting film, but be aware it's in German with English sub-titles and quite grainy video on a big flat screen TV. The grainy effect does seem to add to the WW2 ambiance though.
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on 7 September 2016
Good movie
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on 15 November 2016
excellent movie
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on 6 June 2016
Knowing it is based around a true story the movie has a lot more feeling. Subtitles, so be aware of that if its something that you don't find comfortable to follow.
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on 4 August 2016
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on 22 March 2015
good film but only able play on my computer
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on 16 September 2010
Not an easy film to watch with subtitles in english and a challenging story of love between two women during the second world war. Ths book and film were recommended by the Tour guide on a visit to Krakow jewish quarter. She spoke with such feeling that I had to buy the dvd and now I understand much more of the history as well as the true story of this relationship between a Nazi sympathiser and a jewish woman. See it and you will want to go to Poland and see for yourself and hear at first hand stories of what really happened to the Polish people - stories rarely told.
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on 27 November 2001
Aimee and Jaguar is probably one of the best films i've seen this year. A love story between a Nazi's wife and a Jew set in war torn Berlin is an appealing idea, but also throw into the mix a lesbian affair and a tormenting ending,and you wont be dissapointed. And to finish off - this is a real story! Sad, tragic, exciting,brilliant, and some rather excellent acting aswell!!
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