This story was first told in a book called The Invention of Hugo Cabret which was written and illustrated by Brian Selznick. He worked on several different books for children, but this one is his opus, coming in at a whopping 527 pages.
The film came out in 2011 to rave reviews, and received five of the eleven Oscars it was nominatef for that year. It stars Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) and veteran actor Ben Kingsley, as well as featuring excellent performances by Sacha Baron-Cohen (Borat) and Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-ass).
Hugo Cabret is little boy alone in the world. He lives in the walls of a Paris train station and keeps the clocks running, but he has to steal to survive. One day he is intrigued by a clockwork toy at one of the booths in the station, and…
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