Outside a small bar in Kingston, NY, Mark Hogancamp was beaten nearly to death, his memories wiped away. Seeking recovery, he builds Marwencol, a miniature World War II-era town filled with doll versions of his friends, fantasies, and even his attackers. As he documents the town’s dramas with his camera, the dolls become living characters in an epic tale of love, adventure, resurrection and revenge. When his photos are discovered by the art world, Mark is suddenly forced to choose between the safety of his imaginary world and the real world he’s avoided since the attack. Winner of over a dozen awards, including two Independent Spirit Awards & Best Documentary of the Year from Boston Society of Film Critics.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings
30 Ratings

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Critics Consensus: Inspiring and fascinating, Marwencol depicts its subject with heartfelt tenderness, raising poignant questions about art and personal tragedy along the way.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Fascinating docu traces victim's unusual healing process.

Cast & Crew

Cast
Mark Hogancamp
Director
Jeff Malmberg
Producers
Chris Shellen

Information

Studio
Cinema Guild
Genre
Documentary
Released

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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