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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.

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

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Cast

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

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

5 February 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La mécanique du coeur See more »

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Budget:

$33,746,302 (estimated)
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Trivia

Mathias Malzieu is the singer of the band "Dionysos"; many people involved in this movie are also singers or musicians. 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

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

Soundtracks

Death Song (No More Sparkles)
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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