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
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?
The photographer, is taking a picture of young Georges Méliès
outside his new studio and a minute later his voice can be heard in Melies' studio saying "good, that's good, yes". See more
La Tour Eiffel, or The Eiffel Tower in English, was (and still is) the tallest structure in Paris. Yet when Hugo and Isabelle are at the top of the clock tower at the station, the camera clearly looks DOWN at the top of the tower (from 1:20:00 to 1:20:02 and 1:20:47 to 1:20:53). 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
References The Cameraman
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
Arranged by Howard Shore See more