"Welcome to Marwen" is a 2018 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis.
The starring cast includes Steve Carell as as the voice and motion-capture of Cap'n Hogie, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger as the voice and motion-capture of Deja Thoris, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe as as the voice and motion-capture of her Marwen counterpart G.I. Julie, Eiza González as Carlala, Gwendoline Christie, Leslie Zemeckis, Neil Jackson as Kurt, Falk Hentschel as Louis and others.
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Universal Pictures on Thursday, November 29, 2018 released the trailer for "Welcome to Marwen" you can watch here:
Welcome to Marwen - Official Trailer 3.
Here is a short review of "Welcome to Marwen" movie plot summary.
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 (Diane Kruger) 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 (Veena Sood) 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.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Welcome to Marwen" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Welcome to Marwen" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 21, 2018 (United States), on January 1, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on March 28, 2019 (Germany) distributing by Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, DreamWorks, (UIP) Duna Film, Andes Films, B&H Film Distribution, Parco Co. Ltd., United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures Argentina and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 116 minutes. With a budget of $39 - 50 million, the film grossed over $13.1 million.
"Welcome to Marwen" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on August 14, 2017, and was completed around October 19, 2017.
"Welcome to Marwen" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 34/100. But the audience kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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