Hugo 2011
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Hugo 2011
One of the most legendary directors of our time takes you on an extraordinary adventure.
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.
Story: Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets with a shopkeeper, George Melies, who works in the train station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.
Did you know: This film was one of a group of films that were in competition at the 2012 Academy Awards that referenced film history. This film and The Artist, which both won five Academy Awards, examined silent cinema; The Help referenced Gone with the Wind, its Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer evoking Hattie McDaniel from that classic; whilst My Week with Marilyn with two nominations was about the making of The Prince and the Showgirl.
Release date: 23 November 2011
User Votes: 7.7
Countries: USA,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 126 minutes
Oscars: 5
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