El ladrón de orquídeas ( Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru) Adaptation. ( France, Greece) Adaption. ( Germany, Switzerland (German title)) Adaptáció ( Hungary) Adaptação ( Brazil) Adaptacija ( Serbia) Adaptacja ( Poland) Adaptation - minun versioni ( Finland (TV title)) Adaptation. El ladrón de orquídeas ( Spain) Adaptation. Minun versioni ( Finland) Adaption - Der Orchideendieb ( Austria) Il ladro di orchidee ( Italy) Il ladro di orchidee - Adaptation. ( Italy) Inadaptado ( Portugal) Kuidas kirjutada kassafilmi ( Estonia) Orkidé-tyven ( Denmark) Tersyüz ( Turkey (Turkish title)) The Orchid Thief ( USA (working title))
While his latest movie Being John Malkovich (1999) is in production, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is hired by Valerie Thomas to adapt Susan Orlean's non-fiction book "The Orchid Thief" for the screen. Thomas bought the movie rights before Orlean wrote the book, when it was only an article in The New Yorker. The book details the story of rare orchid hunter John Laroche, whose passion for orchids and horticulture made Orlean discover passion and beauty for the first time in her life. Charlie wants to be faithful to the book in his adaptation, but despite Laroche himself being an interesting character in his own right, Charlie is having difficulty finding enough material in Laroche to fill a movie, while equally not having enough to say cinematically about the beauty of orchids. At the same time, Charlie is going through other issues in his life. His insecurity as a person doesn't allow him to act upon his feelings for Amelia Kavan, who is interested in him as a man. And Charlie's twin ...
Actors movie: Adaptation.
- Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman
- Valerie Thomas
- Susan Orlean
- John Laroche
- Matthew Osceola
- Russell (as G. Paul Davis)