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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

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Robert Zemeckis (screenplay by), Caroline Thompson (screenplay by)
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Steve Carell and the cast of Welcome to Marwen talk about being transformed into "way better-looking" versions of themselves, and share the secret of playing plastic perfectly.

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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 Eliza 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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Details

Country:

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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2.39 : 1
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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: I was beaten up because I was different, so I've built a place where I can heal.
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Soundtracks

CRAZY
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Amazing movie!
26 December 2018 | by mrkgkayeSee all my reviews

There's not that many movies that really show an invisible disability. Disabilities are always seen as a physical disability, ignoring the fact that there are also people who have disabilities and it's not noticeable. I have an invisible disability. You can't tell that I am disabled or not: that's the difference.

I found myself relating to Mark because of this fact. Not all disabilities can be seen and you can't tell if someone has one or not. I found myself attached to Marks pain.

Confronting the bullies that caused the pain is really hard. Especially if the bullies actually have caused a traumatic experience: it's really difficult to feel safe afterwards. Welcome to Marwen did an amazing job at showing the ptsd of any tbi enduced problems


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