Hugo is an orphan boy dwelling within the partitions of a practice station in 1930s Paris. He discovered to repair clocks and different devices from his father and uncle which he places to make use of holding the practice station clocks working. The one factor that he has left that connects him to his lifeless father is an automaton (mechanical man) that does not work and not using a particular key which Hugo wants to search out to unlock the key he believes it incorporates. On his adventures, he meets with a shopkeeper, George Melies, who works within the practice station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they’ve a stunning connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some reminiscences the previous man has buried inside concerning his previous.