Hugo is a 2011 3D adventure drama film directed by Martin Scorsese about a boy who lives alone in a Paris railway station and the enigmatic owner of a toy shop there. the movie is based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Directed by : Martin Scorsese
Produced by : Johnny Depp,Timothy Headington, Graham King, Martin Scorsese
Screenplay by : John Logan
Starring : Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law
Original Music by : Howard Shore
Cinematography : Robert Richardson
Editing by : Thelma Schoonmaker
Studio : GK Films, Infinitum Nihil, Metropolitan Filmexport
Distributed by : Paramount Pictures
Release date : 23 November 2011
Plot Summary :
The film is about a 12 year old boy Hugo Cabret, whose mother has died, lives with his father, a master clockmaker in Paris. Hugo's father takes him to see films and loves the films of Georges Méliès best of all. Hugo's father dies in a museum fire, and Hugo is taken away by his uncle, an alcoholic watchmaker who is responsible for maintaining the clocks in the railway station. His uncle teaches him to take care of the clocks, then disappears. Hugo lives between the walls of the station, maintaining the clocks, stealing food and working on his father's most ambitious project: repairing a broken automaton – a mechanical man who is supposed to write with a pen. Hugo steals mechanical parts in the station to repair the automaton, but he is caught by a toy store owner who takes away Hugo's blueprints for the automaton. The automaton is missing one part – a heart–shaped key. Convinced that the automaton contains a message from his father, Hugo goes to desperate lengths to fix the machine. He gains the assistance of Isabelle, a girl close to his age and the goddaughter of the toy shop owner. He introduces Isabelle to the movies, which her godfather has never let her see. Isabelle turns out to have the key to the automaton. When they use the key to activate the automaton, it produces a drawing of a film scene Hugo remembers his father telling him about. They discover that the film was created by Georges Méliès, Isabelle's godfather, an early – but now neglected and disillusioned – cinema legend, and that the automaton was a beloved creation of his, from his days as a magician. In the end, the children reconnect Georges with his past and with a new generation of cinema aficionados who have come to appreciate his work.
Reception : The film got high acclaim from various medias, critics and audience with 8.2 in IMDB rating and in Rotten Tomatoes 94% fresh rating.