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 Judge Martha J. Harter 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.


Steve Carell
Mark Hogancamp / Cap'n Hogie
Leslie Mann
Merritt Wever
Diane Kruger
Deja Thoris
Janelle Monáe
GI Julie
Eiza González
Carlala (as Eiza Gonzalez)
Gwendoline Christie
Leslie Zemeckis
Siobhan Williams
Neil Jackson
Kurt / Major Meyer
Falk Hentschel
Captain Topf / Louis
Matt O'Leary
Lieutenant Benz / Carl
Nikolai Witschl
Rudolph / Rudy
Patrick Roccas
Stefan / Stevie
Alexander Lowe
Werner / Vern
Stefanie von Pfetten
Eric Keenleyside
Larry / Friar
Conrad Coates
Demaryius Johnson
Veena Sood
Judge Martha J. Harter
Samantha Hum
Therapy Tech
Robert Mann
Bar Customer
Clay St. Thomas
Bill Huff
Kate Gajdosik
Jennifer Cook
Shaun Omaid
Court Bailiff
Brad Kelly
Ulster County Sheriff
Patrick Sabongui
Ulster County Sheriff
Fraser Aitcheson
Ulster County Sheriff
Jeff Sanca
Ulster County Sheriff
Trevor Jones
Ulster County Sheriff
Adrian Persad
NY Court Security Officer
Natasha Denis
NY Court Security Officer
Sharon Crandall
Defense Lawyer
Gerald Paetz
Defense Lawyer
Jason Glass
Defense Lawyer
Matt Ellis
Man in Adult Video


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 Universal Studios, 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 $13.1 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" 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

IMDB: Welcome to Marwen

Wikipedia: Welcome to Marwen

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