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Being John Malkovich
Dans la peau de John Malkovich
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1999 -112 minutes


Director
Spike Jonze


Genre(s)
Comedy

Country
United States


Studio
PolyGram

Supplier
Universal Studios Canada


Rating
G

Format(s)
VHS
DVD
35 mm
Liste
BluRay / DVD


Release Dates
In Theaters: 1999/11/19
In Pre-Release: 2000/02/01
In Stores: 2000/05/02

Synopsis

Original is far too understated a term to describe this picture, brought to you by the surreal, twisted minds of screenwriter Kaufman and actor-director Jonze. The story concerns a puppeteer, Craig Schwartz (Cusack), who discovers his office has a secret portal that leads directly into the brain of one of America's most popular actors, John Malkovich (Malkovich himself, in a hilariously self-mocking appearance). When the journey ends fifteen minutes later, the participant is spewed onto the side of the New Jersey Turnpike. Schwartz uses his discovery as a way to get closer to fellow co-worker Maxine (the always sexy Keener). Together, the pair form JM, INC., which allows ordinary citizens to join in on the fun for $200 a pop. But when Craig's wife Lotte (a homely Diaz), as Malkovich, is seduced by Maxine, things begin to unfurl at an even more outrageous pace. Sound confusing? Thanks to Jonze's grounded direction, it isn't. The result is one of the decade's most original films.

3 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
WINNER of the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film, Best Writer (Kaufman)
WINNER of the Eddie Award for Best Editing
WINNER of the AMERICAN COMEDY AWARD, Funniest Supporting Actor (John Malkovitch)

''I don't know how a movie this original got made today, but thank God for wonderful aberrations.''
-- David Ansen, NEWSWEEK

''Being John Malkovich, which contains not a frame of extraneous footage, is more than a must-see movie: It's a must - see - more - than - once event.''
-- Lou Lumenick, NEW YORK POST

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