Hugo || In 1931 Paris, 12-year-old Hugo Cabret lives with his widowed, clockmaker father, who works at a museum. Hugo’s father finds a broken automaton – a mechanical man created to write with a pen. He and Hugo try to repair it, documenting their work in a notebook. When his father dies in a fire, Hugo goes to live with his alcoholic uncle Claude, who maintains the clocks at Gare Montparnasse railway station. When Claude goes missing, He continues maintaining the clock, fearing that Station Inspector Gustave Dasté will send him away if Claude’s absence is discovered. He attempts to repair the automaton with stolen parts, believing it contains a message from his father, but the machine requires a heart-shaped key.
He is caught stealing parts from a toy store, and the owner, Georges, takes his notebook, threatening to destroy it. Georges’ goddaughter Isabelle offers to help Hugo get the notebook back. They become friends, and Hugo is astonished to see Isabelle wears a heart-shaped key, given to her by Georges. Hugo shows her the automaton, which they activate with the key, and the machine draws a scene from the film A Trip to the Moon, once described to Him by his father. Isabelle identifies the drawing’s signature as that of “Georges Méliès”, her godfather. She sneaks Hugo into her home, where they find a hidden cache of drawings, but they are discovered by Georges.
At the Film Academy Library, He and Isabelle find a book about the history of cinema that praises Méliès’ contributions. They meet the book’s author, René Tabard, a film expert who is surprised to hear Méliès is alive, as he disappeared after World War I along with the copies of his films.
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Actors: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley
Directors: Martin Scorsese
Production: Paramount, Infinitum Nihil, Gk Films
Duration: 126 Menit
Quality: HD (High)
Release Date: 22 November 2011