In Scotland 1874, Jack is born on the coldest day ever. Because of the extreme cold, his heart stops beating. The responsible midwife in Edinburgh finds a way to save him by replacing his heart with a clock. So he lives and remains under the midwife's protective care. But he must not get angry or excited because that endangers his life by causing his clock to stop working. Worse than that, when he grows up, he has to face the fact he cannot fall in love because that too could stop his delicate heart.

  1. Mathias Malzieu

    Director, Writer

  2. Stéphane Berla


  3. Mathias Malzieu


Top Billed Cast

  1. Mathias Malzieu

    Mathias Malzieu

  2. Olivia Ruiz

    Miss Acacia

  3. Grand Corps Malade

    Grand Corps Malade

  4. Jean Rochefort

    Jean Rochefort

  5. Emily Loizeau

    Emily Loizeau

    Madeleine #2

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Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart



Original Title Jack et la mécanique du coeur

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 24, 2014


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget $33.00

Revenue -



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