Welcome to Marwen is a 2018 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Official trailers

Universal Pictures on Thursday, November 29, 2018 released the trailer:
Welcome to Marwen - Official Trailer 3.

Story intro

A World War II warplane piloted by a doll-like figure is hit by enemy fire and forced to ditch. The pilot's shoes are burned in the landing and he finds women's shoes, which he wears instead. The pilot is confronted by doll-like German soldiers, who taunt him for wearing women's shoes. The Germans threaten to emasculate him, but are killed by a group of doll-like women who come to the pilot's rescue and protect him. It is revealed that the scenario is part of an elaborate fantasy created by Mark Hogancamp, using modified fashion dolls in a model village named Marwen. Mark imagines that the dolls are alive and photographs his fantasies to help him cope with acute memory loss and posttraumatic stress disorder from a brutal attack he suffered some time earlier, when he drunkenly told a group of white supremacists about his fetish for wearing women's shoes. The dolls correspond to people that he knows in real life: himself as "Cap'n Hogie", the pilot; various female friends as his protectors; and his attackers as German Nazi soldiers. A green-haired doll named Deja Thoris is a Belgian Witch who prevents Cap'n Hogie from becoming too close with any woman. Mark finally agrees to appear in court to deliver a victim impact statement after much coaxing from his attorney and friends, but upon seeing his attackers, he imagines them as Nazi soldiers shooting at him, and becomes terrified and flees, causing the judge to postpone the hearing. Mark falls in love with a woman named Nicol who has just moved in across the street, whom he has added to his fantasy. Mark imagines that the doll Nicol is in love with Cap'n Hogie, and that they get married. In real life, Mark proposes marriage to Nicol, who tells him she wishes to remain only friends. Mark is distraught and contemplates suicide. In his fantasies, Nicol is shot by a Nazi, who in turn is killed by Cap'n Hogie but brought back to life, along with other Nazi soldiers, by Deja Thoris. Cap'n Hogie realizes that Deja Thoris is a Nazi spy, and Mark realizes that the pills that he thought were helping him were actually hurting him. Mark pours the pills down the sink and vows to break his addiction to them.

Cast

Steve Carell
Mark Hogancamp, an aspiring artist
Steve Carell
Cap'n Hogie as a pilot and Hogancamp's heroic counterpart in Marwen
Leslie Mann
Nicol, Mark's new neighbor
Leslie Mann
her Marwen counterpart as a new addition to the village
Diane Kruger
Deja Thoris, the Belgian Witch of the fictional Marwen
Merritt Wever
Roberta, a kind friend of Mark
Merritt Wever
her Marwen counterpart as a member of Hogie's team
Janelle Monáe
Julie, a social worker
Janelle Monáe
her Marwen counterpart G.I. Julie as a veteran in Hogi's team
Eiza González
Carlala, Mark's friend at the bar where he has a part-time job
Eiza González
her Marwen counterpart as a member of Hogi's team
Gwendoline Christie
Anna, Mark's Russian caretaker
Gwendoline Christie
her Marwen counterpart as a Soviet member of Hogi's team
Leslie Zemeckis
Suzette, Mark's favorite actress
Leslie Zemeckis
her Marwen counterpart as a French member of Hogi's team
Siobhan Williams
Elsa
Neil Jackson
Kurt, Nicol's rough and poorly mannered ex-boyfriend
Neil Jackson
Major Meyer as a member of the Schutzstaffel in Marwen
Falk Hentschel
Hauptsturmführer Ludwig Topf, Deja Thoris's henchman in Marwen and a Nazi commander
Falk Hentschel
Louis, one of as the Neo-Nazis that assaulted Mark
Matt O'Leary
Lt. Benz, a Nazi soldier in Marwen
Matt O'Leary
Carl, one of as the Neo-Nazis that assaulted Mark
Nikolai Witschl
Rudolph, a Nazi soldier in Marwen
Nikolai Witschl
Rudy, one of as the Neo-Nazis that assaulted Mark
Patrick Roccas
Stefan, a Nazi soldier in Marwen
Patrick Roccas
Stevie, one of as the Neo-Nazis that assaulted Mark
Alexander Lowe
Werner, a Nazi soldier in Marwen
Alexander Lowe
Vern, one of as the Neo-Nazis that assaulted Mark
Eric Keenleyside
Larry
Eric Keenleyside
as a Friar
Stefanie von Pfetten
Wendy
Conrad Coates
Demaryius Johnson
Veena Sood
Judge Martha J. Harter

About

Principal photography began in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on August 14, 2017, and was completed around October 19, 2017.

The film Welcome to Marwen was scheduled to be released on December 21, 2018 (United States), on January 1, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on March 28, 2019 (Germany) by DreamWorks, (UIP) Duna Film, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, Parco Co. Ltd., United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).

The duration of the film is 116 minutes. With a budget of $39 - 50 million, the film grossed over $12.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Welcome to Marwen got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: welcometomarwen.com

Wikipedia: Welcome to Marwen

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