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Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013)

Jack et la mécanique du coeur (original title)
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A 19th-century drama about a man whose heart was replaced with a clock when he was born. The situation dictates that he should avoid feeling strong emotions -- love, most of all -- but he just can't keep his feelings under wraps.

Writers:

Mathias Malzieu (novel), Mathias Malzieu (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Mathias Malzieu ... Jack (voice)
Olivia Ruiz ... Miss Acacia (voice)
Grand Corps Malade Grand Corps Malade ... Joe (voice)
Jean Rochefort ... Méliès (voice)
Rossy de Palma ... Luna (voice)
Babet Babet ... Anna (voice)
Marie Vincent Marie Vincent ... Madeleine #1 (voice)
Emily Loizeau Emily Loizeau ... Madeleine #2 (voice)
Arthur H. Arthur H. ... Arthur (voice)
Dani ... Brigitte Helm (voice)
Alain Bashung ... Jack l'éventreur (voice)
Cali Cali ... L'homme qui pleure / L'homme trmpette (voice)
Chloé Renaud Chloé Renaud ... La jeune mère (voice)
Moon Dailly ... La petite fille blonde (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samantha Barks ... Miss Acacia (voice)
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Storyline

Edinburgh, late 19th century. Little Jack is born on a day so cold that his heart remains frozen. Madeleine the midwife replaces his heart with a cuckoo-clock. It will work, as long as Jack follows the rules, mainly not falling in love. But his encounter with a fiery-eyed girl singing on a street corner and his decision to chase after her will test the resistance of his makeshift heart to the breaking point - Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is a magnificent love story set in an exciting period full of fabulous inventions, eccentric characters and fantastic adventures. Adapted by Mathias Malzieu from his best-selling novel and the gold-selling album by his band Dionysos, this superbly animated movie is about passion and acceptance of others. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary images, suggestive material, some language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The original French language version, which translates literally as Jack and the Mechanics of the Heart, was released in October 2013, with English-, German-, Finnish- and Spanish-language versions following in 2014. See more »

Goofs

Even though this is the first time Madeleine has done the clock heart procedure she somehow knew the three rules. See more »

Quotes

Jack: The moment I saw her, I felt a rumbling like an earthquake devastating my clock. My gears started creaking, my tick-tock racing... I was gasping for breath, my head was spinning, my hands were whirring...
Méliès: How did that feel?
Jack: Wonderful.
Méliès: Well, there you go.
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Connections

References A Trip to the Moon (1902) See more »

Soundtracks

La Panique Mécanique
Featuring Alain Bashung
Banjo: Bertrand Belin, Stéphan Bertholio
© 2014 Barclay, un label Universal Music France
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Artistic Gem
14 January 2015 | by peggytoesSee all my reviews

This animation is definitely unique and different from any other animation I've seen! It is an artistic masterpiece, has a very clever story, unique music that I totally did not expect, and of course just absolutely wonderful animation! I do highly recommend this movie for the age group of 13 on up. I don't believe younger children will understand the story line.

I'm an artist and LOVE to see different types of animation as it helps me to sculpt and create differences.

Jack and The Cuckoo Clock Heart isn't as "dark" as some of Tim Burton's works, but still has a little gloomy feel to it. At first I wasn't sure I liked it, but seeing it through ... I LOVE IT!


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France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

5 February 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,746,302 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,488,857
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