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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Written by Rudy Toombs (as Rudolph Toombs)
Performed by Jack White
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
Under exclusive license from Third Man Records See more »
Deeper then a miniature movie
One of the things that drawn me to the movie is the use of miniatures like model railroads and dioramas. The movie is a lot more, it is heavy watching the main character go through his hell. If your expecting a fun filled movie, it is sometimes but expect it to go way down and deep. The transition between the 2 worlds is flawless.
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