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.
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
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 »
Even though this is the first time Madeleine has done the clock heart procedure she somehow knew the three rules. See more »
I loved this movie so much! The music is beautiful, and there is such a wide variety of music genres/styles as well. I definitely recommend it, and it is for sure my favorite movie! However, my two younger sisters who are 5 years and 4 years of age were not able to sit through it, though that might just be them. It is not like a Disney princess movie or anything on NickJr. The movie is very surrealistic, so if you don't like that type of thing then I do not recommend this to you. If you are thinking about watching it, maybe look up a few of the songs and watch those before deciding if you would like to watch the movie or not. I really do think it was brilliant!
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