In The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Hugo is haunted by the story of a train crash that happened many years earlier at the train station in Paris where he lives:

“A train had come into the station too fast. The brakes had failed and the train slammed through the guardrail, jumped off the tracks, barreled across the floor of the station, rammed through two walls, and flew out the window, shattering the glass into a billion pieces.”

Click here to learn more about the train wreck at the Gare Montparnasse (“gare” is the French word for station).