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Welcome to Marwen (2018)

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A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

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Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

Robert Zemeckis (screenplay by), Caroline Thompson (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Mark Hogancamp / Cap'n Hogie
Falk Hentschel ... Captain Topf / Louis
Matt O'Leary ... Lieutenant Benz / Carl
Nikolai Witschl ... Rudolph / Rudy
Patrick Roccas ... Stefan / Stevie
Alexander Lowe ... Werner / Vern
Eiza González ... Carlala (as Eiza Gonzalez)
Leslie Zemeckis ... Suzette
Merritt Wever ... Roberta
Gwendoline Christie ... Anna
Stefanie von Pfetten ... Wendy
Janelle Monáe ... GI Julie
Leslie Mann ... Nicol
Neil Jackson ... Kurt / Major Meyer
Samantha Hum ... Therapy Tech
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Storyline

On April 8, 2000, aspiring artist Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) became a victim of a violent assault when five men beat him up and left him for dead. Following the attack, Mark was left with little to no memory of his previous life due to brain damage inflicted by his attackers. In a desperate attempt to regain his memories, Hogancamp constructs a miniature World War II village called Marwen in his yard to help in his recovery. Unfortunately, Mark's demons come back to haunt him when he's asked to testify against the five men that attacked him..

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence, some disturbing images, brief suggestive content, thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Women of Marwen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$39,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,366,560, 23 December 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,763,520, 17 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,463,520, 17 January 2019
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Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The real-life doll village is actually named Marwencol, a combination of Mark, Wendy, and Colleen. The real Colleen became the character Nicol, so the "col" was dropped from the name. See more »

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Mark tells Nicol dolls cannot close their eyes. Yet there are some instances later on where Nichol has her eyes closed. See more »

Quotes

Mark Hogancamp: I was beaten up because I was different, so I've built a place where I can heal.
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Version of Marwencol (2010) See more »

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Playing With Pain
24 December 2018 | by excalibur107See all my reviews

I'm not even going to try to explain what it's about maybe because I'm not sure of it myself. Pain plays a central part in this Zemeckian experiment. And Zemeckis has taken me to the most unexpected worlds through imaginative and sometimes downright revolutionary visual feasts. Just think Return To The Future or Forrest Gump. Here we're not allowed to get close to our hero. Everything seems to be detached emotionally and every attempt to get closer is translated into sentimentality. It just doesn't quite work. My favorite of all Zemeckias films is, without question, Death Becomes Her the one of his films that gets better and better with the passing of time. Special effects age but not if they are intimately connected to the progress of the story and are based on multidimensional characters, Death Becomes Her is a perfect example of that. Welcome to Marwen is an interesting experiment but unfortunately it stands cold and distant.


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