DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
After being brutally attacked outside a bar and recovering from a coma and extensive physical injuries, Mark Hogancamp suffered brain damage and nearly total memory loss. Unable to afford therapy he spent the next few years building a scale model, World War II-era town, Marwencol, populated with dolls, where he lived out his fantasy life, and which he documented in photographs. When his photographs were discovered by an art magazine, a New York gallery invited him to show his work, forcing him to choose between his self-contained world and the larger world from which he had retreated.

Published: New York, NY : Cinema Guild, c2010.
ISBN: 9780781513517
Branch Call Number: DVD 617.481 MAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (84 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Oct 30, 2014

My husband and I love documentaries and this is one of our favorites: compelling, sad, funny, really interesting

Feb 17, 2014
  • brendancarlson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An amazing and fascinating story that's brilliantly told.

Aug 08, 2011
  • Glencoe_Mike rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Interesting, funny, compelling - everything you want in a documentary.

Apr 28, 2011
  • goofy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I caught this on PBS a few days ago, it certainly was very interesting to see how the building of the doll town Marwencol really helped Mark in a theraputic manner. I was impressed by the amount of detail he included in the town and was surprised by some of Mark's behaviours. All in all, it was well directed movie and it is well worth a watch.


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Oct 21, 2011
  • robe0358 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

robe0358 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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