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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

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

Soundtracks

Thème De La Madeleine (Interlude)
Backing Vocals by Babet (aka Élisabeth Maistre), Johanna Hilaire
Composed by Dionysos
© 2014 Barclay, un label Universal Music France
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User Reviews

 
Amazing!
15 November 2014 | by bowtiesarecool99See all my reviews

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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Country:

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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