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 forced 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. As told in flashback, it's revealed that the doll-like figures are actually modified Barbie dolls photographed by Mark Hogancamp, who has created a model village named Marwen (later renamed Marwencol) to help him deal with his diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and memory loss from an attack some time earlier by white supremacists after he unwisely told them about his fetish for wearing women's shoes. Mark fantasizes that the dolls are alive and act out in scenes which he photographs. The dolls correspond to people that he knows in real life: himself as "Cap'n Hogie", the pilot; female friends as his protectors; and his attackers as Nazi soldiers. A green-haired doll named Deja Thoris is a witch who prevents Cap'n Hogie from becoming too close to any woman, sending the women far into the future. Deja Thoris herself represents the pills which Mark takes to relieve his pain, to which he has become addicted. Mark has a court date to make a victim impact statement at the sentencing of the men who attacked him. After being initially reluctant to appear in court and confront his attackers, he comes to the hearing but flees when he imagines the defendants becoming Nazi soldiers and shooting at him. The judge reschedules the sentencing hearing for the same day that Mark's photographs will be shown to the public at an art gallery.

Cast

Steve Carell
Mark Hogancamp an aspiring artist
Steve Carell
Cap'n Hogie as a pilot and Hogancamp's counterpart in Marwencol
Leslie Mann
Nicol, Mark's neighbor
Diane Kruger
Deja Thoris, the Belgian Witch of the fictional Marwen
Merritt Wever
Roberta, a kind friend of Mark
Janelle Monáe
Julie, a social worker
Eiza González
Caralala, Mark's friend at the bar where he helps out a few times a week
Gwendoline Christie
Anna, Mark's Russian caretaker
Leslie Zemeckis
Suzette, Mark's favorite actress
Neil Jackson
Kurt, Nicol's rough and poorly mannered ex-boyfriend
Neil Jackson
Major Meyer
Falk Hentschel
Hauptsturmführer Ludwig Topf, Deja Thoris's henchman
Falk Hentschel
Louis
Matt O'Leary
Lt. Benz
Matt O'Leary
Carl
Nikolai Witschl
Rudolph
Nikolai Witschl
Rudy
Patrick Roccas
Stefan
Patrick Roccas
Stevie
Alexander Lowe
Werner
Alexander Lowe
Vern
Eric Keenleyside
Larry
Eric Keenleyside
as a Friar
Stefanie von Pfetten
Wendy
Siobhan Williams
Elsa
Conrad Coates
Demaryius Johnson
Veena Sood
Judge Martha J. Harter

About

Principal photography began in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on August 14, 2017.

The film Welcome to Marwen was scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures and DreamWorks on December 21, 2018 (United States), on January 1, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on March 28, 2019 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 116 minutes. With a budget of $39 - 50 million, the film grossed over $12.4 million.

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

Rating

Welcome to Marwen got low rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. 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

Google: #WelcomeToMarwen

Youtube: #WelcomeToMarwen

Wikipedia: Welcome to Marwen