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..
As Mark packs away his dolls in the opening scene you can hear a subtle callback in the score to the Back to the Future theme. See more »
In many close shots on Mark Hogancamp's hands the hands are not those of Steve Carell. See more »
[teaching Mark how to walk again]
One foot in front of the other. You got it, Mark. You got...
[Mark stumbles and falls]
It hurts like hell!
Relax, Mark, you got to embrace that pain. You've got love the pain. The pain is a rocket fuel.
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Mark was a high school classmate of mine and good friend. He had so much raw talent as an artist and made everyone laugh. The hate that wrecked his life was transformed into art like we have never seen.
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