A puppeteer (John Cusack), striving to make ends meet, his animal-crazed spouse (Cameron Diaz) and his new colleague (Katherine Kinner), with whom he has fallen in love, accidentally find a door leading into the actor John Malkovich, allowing them to see the world through his eyes. The modern phantasmagoria was the first feature by filmmaker Spike Jonze who would go on to make the movies Adaptation and Her.
Due to a lack of money, puppeteer Craig takes a job in a strange institution that is located on the 7 1/2 floor. There, he and his colleague Maxine discover a secret door and a tunnel that leads to the body and head of the actor John Malkovich, who does not suspect that other people can take over him. An ingenious postmodern comedy about people and puppets, copies and originals, which became the full-length debut of director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman— two of the most important filmmakers of the twenty-first century.
Being John Malkovich
Director Spike Jonze
USA, 1999, 112 minutes, 18+