In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn’t work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.
Hugo is an orphan who lives in a Paris railway station, tending to the station clocks during his uncle’s mysterious absence. He scrounges food from the vendors and steals mechanical parts from the owner of a toy shop, Georges Melies. In fact, Hugo’s father was a watchmaker and he has inherited his father’s talents for all things mechanical. Years before, Hugo’s father found an intricate mechanical man, but they could never figure out how it worked. Hugo befriends Melies’s ward, Isabelle, and together they have an adventure, one that centers around Melies himself.
Hugo is an orphan boy who works on the clocks and is trying to survive while hiding from the relentless yet clumsy and stupid Railway Inspector in the train station in Paris in the 1930’s. During these struggles Hugo gets interested and tangled in a mystery involving his Automaton left by his dead father. Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo’s job is to oil and maintain the station’s clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.
Within the walls of a crammed with people railway station in 1930s Paris, hides the orphaned 12-year-old Hugo, an ingenious young boy who lives a secret life, maintaining the cavernous station’s clocks. However, fearless Hugo has another secret: an astonishing, yet broken automaton, a keepsake from his late watchmaker father, bestowed with an obscure and utterly important message; but what could it be? Soon enough, as Hugo befriends Isabelle, a fresh and eccentric girl, together they will set off on a marvellous adventure in search of an answer to this intriguing conundrum, nevertheless, the remarkable machine needs repairing and a crucial key element is still missing.