Director: Spike Jonze


Nicholas Cage ...Charlie/Donald Kaufman

Meryl Streep ... Susan Orlean
Chris Cooper ... John Laroche
Cara Seymour ... Amelia Cavan
Doug Jones ... Augustus Margary



Cynical screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has just taken on a new assignment - to adapt writer Susan Orlean's "The Orchid Thief" into a screenplay, based on the life of the eccentric John Laroche, an exotic plant collector living in Florida. While his easygoing twin brother Donald is writing scripts with ease, Charlie finds himself enduring a perpetual struggle that never seems to end.

Screen captures from 'Adaptation'

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Historical note: Augustus Raymond Margary (1846-1875) was educated at Brighton College, England, and in 1874 was chosen to represent the British Embassy at Pekin due to his knowledge of the language and ceremonial etiquette of China. His toughness, fitness and exceptional spirit was particularly suited to the long and arduous journey through China, and he travelled safely until he reached the town of Manwein, on the Chinese border with Burma. He set out on February 19th, 1875, but was murdered by a Chinese force the following day.

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