- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 30, 2001
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Zeitgeist Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.77
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - German
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Production Interviews: Cast & Crew
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 09/01/2000
"...Unusual (and true)....A matter-of-fact embrace of the unconventional..." -- Rating: B+
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2001
"...Fascinating....The film has some wonderful things in it....AIMEE & JAGUAR presses all the right keys..."
Total Film - 05/01/2001
"...Subtly played by the two leads, it's a persuasive piece of history..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/11/2000
"...AIMEE & JAGUAR is about falling in love, the power of love....Watching it in this emotionally powerful film makes you feel like you've never quite seen it before....It gathers strength and integrity as it goes along..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/28/2000
"...This is the kind of story that has to be true; as fiction, it would not be believable..."
Nazi Germany |
Theatrical Release |
True Story |
World War II
- Theatrical release: August 11, 2000 (LA/NY).
- Based on a true story, adapted from the book by Erica Fischer entitled AIMEE & JAGUAR: A LOVE STORY, BERLIN, 1943.
- Recreating a realist 1940s Berlin, from the piles of schrapnel filling the streets, to 40s fashions in clothing, music, and decor, AIMEE & JAGUAR also has kitsch sequences such as the war scenes using a blood-red backdrop full of toy bomber planes, or a silly pornographic photo shoot in which the Jewish girls pose in lingerie for pocket money.
- the film's narrative, starting with an aged Lilly in her nursing home and moving into a flashback that lasts the length of the movie, brings closure to a story with no known ending.