Special Nicolas Cage

Adaptation (2002)

Hoezo in KINO

When celebrating Nicolas Cage, it’s imperative to include his fantastic double role as Charlie and Donald Kaufman, the former being the writer of this film, directed by Spike Jonze. This meta movie blends fact and fiction into a fascinating tapestry of finding the essence of a story while rediscovering the true meaning of being alive. Cage mentioned that (for once) he followed the wishes of his director to the letter and while unnatural to him, it bagged him another Oscar nomination and showcased his incredible range as an actor alongside a fabulous cast consisting of Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton and Chris Cooper. English language without subtitles. 


Spike Jonze
Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton
Comedy, Crime, Drama
115 minuten
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Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt “The Orchid Thief,” by Susan Orlean, Kaufman’s life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean’s book, become strangely intertwined as each one’s search

KINO presents: Hero for Hire – The Best of Nicolas Cage

The release of the excellent Dream Scenario will be accompanied by a long overdue Nicolas Cage retrospective in KINO, this March. The prolific actor has achieved a transcendent cult status for his eclectic and often discombobulating performances. With eight films spanning three decades we embark on a cinematic journey traversing from Oscar winning peaks to the darker corners of b-movie greatness that makes up an unparalleled cinema career. Trailer: Baris Azman