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The Automaton

Hugo is a 2011 film set in 1930’s Paris in Hugo’s automaton which an orphan named Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station. The movie is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton, a moving mechanical device made to imitate a human being. This machine performs a function according to a predetermined set of coded instructions that sets the theme of the movie’s mystery.

Hugo is directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan and is based the novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick.

“I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.”