aimee and jaguar

The affair between a Jewish intellectual and a Nazi housefrau is portrayed without trivializing the enormity of World War ll. The film’s heart (& brain) is Felice (AKA Jaguar) who poses by day as a gentile for a Nazi newspaper and lives it up by night writing erotic poetry and frequenting Berlin’s lesbian clubs. While Berlin collapses into rubble around her and friends “disappear”, she ups the risk ante by falling for a Nazi mother with four children. The film makes for a fascinating and moving portrait of a little known subculture of war-time Berlin. [germany, 1999]

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