In 1931, Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield), a 12-year-old boy, lives with his widowed father (Jude Law), a master clockmaker in Paris. Hugo's father takes him to see films and his father particularly loves the films of Georges Méliès. Hugo's father dies in a museum fire, and Hugo is taken away by his uncle (Ray Winstone), an alcoholic watchmaker who is responsible for maintaining the clocks in the railway station Gare Montparnasse. His uncle teaches him to take care of the clocks and then disappears. He is later discovered to have drowned.
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. Convinced the automaton contains a message from his father, Hugo goes to desperate lengths to fix it. He steals mechanical parts to repair the automaton, but he is caught by a toy store owner, Papa Georges (Ben Kingsley), who takes Hugo's notebook from him, with notes and drawings for fixing the automaton.
To recover the notebook, Hugo follows the shopkeeper to his house and meets Isabelle (Chloë Grace Moretz), an orphan close to his age and Georges' goddaughter. She promises to help. The next day, Georges gives some ashes to Hugo, referring to them as the notebook's remains, but Isabelle informs him that the notebook was not burned. Finally he agrees that Hugo may earn the notebook back by working for him until he pays for all the things he stole from the shop.
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Produced by: Graham King | Timothy Headington |Martin Scorsese |Johnny Depp
Cast : Asa Butterfield |Ben Kingsley |Chloë Grace Moretz |Sacha Baron Cohen |Helen McCrory |Richard Griffiths |Frances de la Tour |Ray Winstone |Emily Mortimer |Jude Law |Christopher Lee
Release date: May 4th, 2012 ( India)
Running time: 128 minutes
Country: United States