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. Written by
One of the most legendary directors of our time takes you on an extraordinary adventure.
23 November 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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Opening Weekend: $11,364,505
(18 November 2011)
(6 April 2012)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Most of the many Georges Méliès
excerpts seen in the film were made prior to 1910. Their accompanying piano music is the song "By the Waters of the Minnetonka" by Thurlow Lieurance
, first published in 1913. But as these were silent films, and so would not have contained soundtracks, whatever music accompanied a screening of such a film would either be performed live or played from, say, a phonograph. So it is perfectly reasonable for this film to portray a older silent movie being screened with slightly newer music. See more
[Angry and disappointed that the automaton hasn't written anything of sense
What an idiot! Thinking I could fix it!
[Hugo looses his composure and begins smashing various items in the room
It's broken! It's always been broken!
[Sits in chair, covers his face and begins to cry
Hugo, it doesn't have to be like this. You can fix it.
You don't... you don't understand. I thought... I thought if I could fix it... then I wouldn't be so alone.
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There is only one opening credit, the film's title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film. See more
Written by Howard Shore
Performed by Simon Chamberlain, Eddie Hessian, Chris Laurence, John Parricelli, Cynthia Millar, and Paul Clarvis See more