|Rating: 7.6/10 (226,993 votes)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John Logan (screenplay), Brian Selznick (book)
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz
Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Released: 23 Nov 2011
|Plot: Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.|
In 1931, 12-year-old Hugo Cabret lives in Paris with his father, a widowed, but kind and devoted master clockmaker. Hugo’s father takes him to see films and loves those of Georges Méliès best of all.
When Hugo’s father dies in a museum fire, Hugo is taken away by his alcoholic uncle Claude, who maintains the clocks in the railway station of Gare Montparnasse. Claude teaches him how to tend to the clocks, then disappears. Hugo lives a secretive life in the station’s hidden chambers and passageways, maintaining the clocks, avoiding the vindictive Station Inspector Gustave and his Doberman Maximilian, and working on his father’s most ambitious project: repairing a broken automaton—a mechanical man designed to write with a pen. Hugo begins stealing the parts he needs for the automaton, but a toy-store owner catches him and confiscates his carefully drawn blueprints.