PG | | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
The photographer who is taking a picture of young Georges Méliès outside his new studio and a minute later can be heard in Melies' studio saying "good, that's good, yes".
Maybe that's why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn't able to do what it was meant to do... Maybe it's the same with people. If you lose your purpose... it's like you're broken.
The Montparnasse Train Station where most of the action is supposed to take place is alternatively shown on the same side of the river as the Eiffel tower, and on the other side. It actually is on the same side.
There is only one opening credit, the film's title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film.
€1,764,073 (Italy) (5 February 2012)
$73,864,507 (USA) (12 April 2012)
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