In Hugo director Martin Scorsese takes us on an exciting journey which allows the audience a peek behind the curtains at the magical world of early cinema.
In this adaptation of the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, we follow young orphaned Hugo who lives in the walls of a Paris train station, tending to the running of the clocks. Hugo (Asa Butterfield) is a vulnerable figure, having first lost his parents and then been abandoned by his drunkard of an uncle . He dreams of fixing an automaton which he watched his father work on, and spends much of his time seeking both parts for the machine and food for his survival in the station.Hugo befriends Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz) who is in the care of the station’s intriguing toy stall owner (played marvellously by Ben Kingsley); and from there an adventure to realise Hugo’s dreams of fixing his beloved automaton begins.
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