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Being John Malkovich

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy 1h 53m 1999

Being John Malkovich is a one of a kind meta-comedy cum existential drama, an auspicious debut feature both for music video maestro Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman. Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is a struggling street puppeteer. In order to make some money, Craig takes a job as a filing clerk. One day he accidentally discovers a door… a portal into the mind of John Malkovich (played by John Malkovich). He soon hatches a plan to let others into John’s brain for just $200 a trip.

‘This smart, fanciful and brilliantly staged comedy takes a truly one-of-a-kind premise and makes it, of all things, a weirdly profound meditation on consciousness, identity, fame, gender and reality.’ Ann Hornaday, Baltimore Sun

‘Devilishly inventive and so far out there it’s almost off the scale.’ David Rooney, Variety


Spike Jonze




English [cc]