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Marwencol (2010)
April 30, 2011, 7:57 pm
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Director: Jeff Malmberg

Rarely have films spoken so profoundly about the transformative and therapeutic power of art. Mark Hogancamp, who was beaten mercilessly by a group of young men, suffered severe brain damage, losing his memory and forcing him to regain his motor skills. Finding solace in Marwencol, a fictional world in 1/6th scale in which he and the people in his life are interpreted as action figures, Hogancamp has not only found a way to keep him stable, but he has constructed a fascinating, highly complex narrative that demonstrates the absence of limits that one can place on the human imagination.


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