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?
This Martin Scorsese
movie won the same number of Academy Awards as Scorsese's The Aviator
(2004) totalling five. Both were nominated for Best Picture and Best Director Oscars but lost out. The film also won the same number of Oscars in the same year as The Artist
(2011). Both films examined silent cinema. See more
When Isabella first hands the key to Hugo (at around 49 mins), you can see the automaton between them and there is no pen in its hand. Once Hugo winds it, and turns the key, the automaton has a pen in its hand ready to write, yet neither Hugo or Isabella placed it there. See more
I've got to go!
You'll go nowhere until your parents are found.
I don't have any!
Then it's straight to the orphanage with you! You'll learn a thing or two there. I certainly did. How to follow orders, how to keep to yourself. How to survive without a family, because you don't need one! You don't need a family!
[as Gustav makes a call to the orphanage, Hugo breaks out of the cell and escapes
There is only one opening credit, the film's title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film. See more
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Written by Howard Shore
Performed by Simon Chamberlain, Eddie Hessian, Chris Laurence, John Parricelli, Cynthia Millar, and Paul Clarvis See more