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unsure if the film would come up to my expectations. I should
not have had any concerns.
This is a beautiful lesbian love story set during World War II
as seen through the eyes of women. Not being the soppy love
story fan myself, I have to say that this film has so much more
to offer than mere romance. It is an intense film which takes
you into the minds of the persecuted Jew at the time of WWII,
yet Felice fights for her freedom and spits in the face of terror.
Casting and cinematography are exceptional. Truly a beautiful,
beautiful, emotional movie.
Don't get me wrong--I thought this movie was beautiful, poignant, and suberbly acted. However, I read the book. I feel I knew Lilly better--I knew all along she wasn't the insulated, flaky, unstable housefrau portrayed in this film. I watched the first minutes of this film, with Lilly's sorrowful sexual neediness on display, and I couldn't help but wonder if the general public will realize (before they hate her) that this woman's sexual neediness is rooted in her repressed lesbianism, not in the long absenses of her Nazi husband.
Felice was given a sexy Marlene Dietrich flair (wonderfully portrayed by Maria Schrader), but her underground activities should have been emphasized more. I know people who sat through this entire film not realizing that Felice was not only Jewish, but very active in the resistance movement. I think that would have boosted the plot a little, and added to the dynamic of the relationship. That way, after Lilly came out to her husband and declared to Felice and her friends "I'm one of you now", the cold reaction would have been more understandable. Instead, this scene makes Felice look cold and uncaring. To make matters worse, it's never clear if Felice's friends are also Jewish, or just lesbians. Felice's character could have been so rich. Indeed, some of the most emotionally raw scenes in the film involve her secret identity--most notable the scene in which, as a secretary at a Nazi newspaper, she is forced to take dictation for a scathing anti-semetic editorial.Read more ›
Today Lilly Wust (Aimee), who was so kind to share her story with us, is living in Berlin and about 86 years old.
A movie of raw power, "Aimee & Jaguar" is not a story just about love but also accepting it in times of need and fear. You may find yourself crying and i admit, i cried myself (i cry endlessly when seeing Felice's and Lilly's "mistake" when coming home from the picnic, i cry every time i see that part). The love scenes here are done tastefully (and quite romantically, may i add) and the words of wisdom are...amzing. especially when Felice is talking about "Now's" and Lilly talking about "50 years of one person"...Powerful!!
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The romance didn't feel all that real, but maybe that's because I just don't get lesbian love. I have nothing against it, but watching it does not make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting flick! Can't say that I have ever seen a German flick from this perspective and it was very good! Enlightening and of course very entertaining.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Do not miss this beautiful film of the tragic love story documented in the book, no less moving.Published 5 months ago by Lulu
Well made. I saw this many years ago and was glad to fined it againPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love that this movie is based on a true story. It makes it even more beautiful. Definitely a tear jerker.Published 6 months ago by Jessica DiMiceli
The acting is some of the best I've ever seen, particularly once it gets to the New Year's party after the introduction and character establishing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lauren
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