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

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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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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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 »

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In many close shots on Mark Hogancamp's hands the hands are not those of Steve Carell. See more »

Quotes

GI Julie: [teaching Mark how to walk again] One foot in front of the other. You got it, Mark. You got...
Mark Hogancamp: [Mark stumbles and falls] It hurts like hell!
GI Julie: Relax, Mark, you got to embrace that pain. You've got love the pain. The pain is a rocket fuel.
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Soundtracks

I'm Shakin'
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
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Deeper then a miniature movie
25 December 2018 | by jpc-19See all my reviews

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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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | German | French | Russian

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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Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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