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Marwencol (2010)

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After a vicious attack leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

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Jeff Malmberg
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Cast overview:
Mark Hogancamp Mark Hogancamp ... Self
Emmanuel Nneji Emmanuel Nneji ... Self
Edda Hogancamp Edda Hogancamp ... Self
Tom Neubauer Tom Neubauer ... Self
Julie Swarthout Julie Swarthout ... Self
Janet Wikane Janet Wikane ... Self
Mark Wikane Mark Wikane ... Self
Bert Bert ... Self
Lisa Bruck Lisa Bruck ... Herrself
Colleen Vargo Colleen Vargo ... Self
David Naugle David Naugle ... Self
Ruthie Hotaling Ruthie Hotaling ... Self
Tod Lippy Tod Lippy ... Self
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"Marwencol" is a documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp. After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar, Mark builds a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. Mark populates the town he dubs "Marwencol" with dolls representing his friends and family and creates life-like photographs detailing the town's many relationships and dramas. Playing in the town and photographing the action helps Mark to recover his hand-eye coordination and deal with the psychic wounds of the attack. When Mark and his photographs are discovered, a prestigious New York gallery sets up an art show. Suddenly Mark's homemade therapy is deemed "art", forcing him to choose between the safety of his fantasy life in Marwencol and the real world that he's avoided since the attack. Written by Anonymous

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When his world was stolen, Mark Hogancamp made a world of his own.


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For the film's premiere Mark prepared a story line including the delivery by courier of a 1/6th scale press kit to the village of Marwencol. See more »

Quotes

Mark Hogancamp: I was like an elephant left in charge of the peanuts.
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Connections

Referenced in Raising Hope: The Men of New Natesville (2011) See more »

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Dream
Written by Johnny Mercer
Performed by The Pied Pipers
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Sad but rewarding
22 April 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Marwencol is an excellent documentary which tells the story of Mark Hogancamp, who was assaulted by five men outside of a bar and left severely brain damaged after nine days in a coma. He had no memory of his former life.

As a form of therapy, Mark slowly builds a 1/6 scale Belgian World War II era town he names after real people; Mark, Wendy and Colleen. He uses dolls to represent himself and his friends and gives them story lines. He eventually photographs his work and after publication in a magazine, his work is discovered by a New York art gallery; this is a simply amazing story.

Mark has somehow survived against all odds and Marwencol will almost restore your faith in humanity.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,276, 10 October 2010

Gross USA:

$112,036

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$112,036
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1.85 : 1
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