After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in “Marwencol”, a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.
Marwencol is an absolutely fascinating documentary that looks at a man who was a victim of a hate crime and his mental aftermath. Basically, as a coping mechanism, he creates a controlled world using thousands of toy figurines . It is a little, well, disorienting, but absolutely fascinating. Seeing the resilience of the human spirit in this way, not to mention, this guy’s inner world and how he copes, is something we haven’t seen before. I will give it four stars.