Hugo (Asa Butterfield) is a resourceful young orphan who lives behind the clocks in a 1930s Paris train station.

Since the death of his father (Jude Law), Hugo has sought solace in completing their cherished project of repairing a broken automaton.

His attempts to scavenge the parts he needs, while dodging Sacha Baron Cohen’s zealous station inspector, bring him into contact with a spirited young girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her crotchety godfather, Papa Georges (Ben Kingsley), owner of the station’s toy booth and a man with a secret past…

Martin Scorsese’s first film for children is both an enchanting adventure tale and a glorious celebration of the magic of cinema.