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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.

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

Robert Zemeckis (screenplay by), Caroline Thompson (screenplay by)
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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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Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

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: You just don't get it, do you? Women are to the saviors of the world!
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Written by Buddy Buie, James Cobb Jr. (as James B. Cobb, Jr.), Harry Middlebrooks, Mike Shapiro
Performed by Joan Osborne
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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23 December 2018 | by jeffellis92See all my reviews

I don't understand why the reviews are so bad. This is an original, unique story based on real events (that isn't a remake or a superhero movie) that I wouldn't have known about were it not for this film. I also liked the animation used to tell Mark's story. Sure, some of the dialogue wasn't great and the writing could have been better, but it didn't ruin the experience for me, or the rest of my life for that matter. Anyway, don't take my word for it or anyone else's, see for yourself because movies like this are rare nowadays.


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Country:

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Language:

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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:

$2,354,205, 23 December 2018

Gross USA:

$10,763,520

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,061,491
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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