Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: John Logan
From juvenile novel: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
An orphan living in the walls of a Depression-era Paris train station becomes entangled in a mystery concerning his late father and a robot.
Hugo Cabret, a twelve-year old orphan living in the walls of Paris's Gare Montparnasse train station in 1931, whiles away the hours by mending the station's clocks with mechanical knowledge gleaned from his late father after the disappearance of alcoholic uncle Claude. After being caught one day by toymaker Papa Georges whilst attempting to steal supplies for himself, he endeavors to solve a mystery concerning his late father's notebook and supposed existence of a letter-writing automaton -- or "mechanical man" -- with the help of Georges' daughter Isabelle. Won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Set Decoration, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing; nominated for six others, including Best Picture and Best Director.
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