Director Jeff Malmberg
Genre Documentary
Runtime 83 minutes
Supplier The Film Sales Company
Festivals/Awards Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary - SXSW 2010
Release Date In theatres on November 4, 2010
DVD/Blu-ray available on April 12, 2011


Outside a small bar in Kingston, NY, Mark Hogancamp was beaten nearly to death, his memories wiped away. Seeking recovery, he builds Marwencol, a minature World War II-era town filled with doll versions of his friends, fantasies and even attackers. As he documents the town's dramas with his camera, the dolls become living characters in an epic tale of love, adventure, ressurection 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 his attack.

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary - SXSW 2010

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Press & Articles

“'Marwencol' Expertly explores a battered misfit’s fantasy world” - The Boston Globe

“I love this film: 'Marwencol'” - USA Today

“'Marwencol': Dolls, Nazis and fiction as brain therapy” - The Globe and Mail

“Model Town as Safe Haven” - The New York Times

“Living Life on a One-Sixth Scale in 'Marwencol'” - The Village Voice

“'Marwencol': One man's singular world” - The Washington Post

“Cutting a Path of Understanding: Jeff Malmberg” - Documentary Magazine

“'Marwencol': A tiny world within” - The Toronto Star

“Hot & Now: Marwencol” - Ebert Presents At the Movies

“'Marwencol': The healing power of art” - San Francisco Chronicle

“'Marwencol' Review” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Wow My top 10 movies of 2010.” - Slate

“The hottest docs at Hot Docs” - The Globe and Mail


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