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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

Miss Acacia: I prefer life all a blur
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.14 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Trois Lois (Interlude)
Featuring Marie Vincent
Backing Vocals by Babet (aka Élisabeth Maistre), Johanna Hilaire
Composed by Dionysos
© 2014 Barclay, un label Universal Music France
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admirable work
2 September 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it is one of films who you expect. for long, long time. because, in a beautiful, touching, unique form , it is a film about yourself. and this is the most important thing. it is a trip in the heart of childhood, the old fashion childhood. and this transforms it in a gem. the source of its special spell/magic - the great work of Mathias Malzieu. . his novel. his adaptation. and, his Jack. it is difficult to define it. it is not perfect and this is one of basic good things. it is not Pixar or Disney and this is the second virtue. it is a meet with well known characters from old, oldies stories . and it is enough. because, in fact, it is a an admirable game of imagination.


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France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

5 February 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,746,302 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,484,370
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