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Feature Film

Family - Drama - Adventure - Fantasy

United States 2011 | 126 Min

Subtitles in

The magic happens in front of your eyes

Genre

Family Drama Adventure Fantasy

Subjects

paris gare montparnasse clockmaker film orphans

Language

English

Story

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.

Director

Martin Scorsese

Writer

John Logan, Brian Selznick

Cast

Ben Kingsley
Sacha Baron Cohen
Asa Butterfield
Chloë Grace Moretz
Ray Winstone
Emily Mortimer
Jude Law

Producers

Graham King, Timothy Headington, Martin Scorsese, Johnny Depp

Cinematographer

Robert Richardson

Production Designer

Dante Ferretti

Editors

Thelma Schoonmaker

Composer

Howard Shore

Musicians