In Martin Scorsese's "Hugo", when the Station Inspector has locked up an orphan urchin inside a little prison inside his office and he is talking to the police to come and pick him up and take him to an orphanage, we (the audience) are shown this wall which shows photos of children with red crosses.

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What is it supposed to mean?

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    My guess would be other known orphans that he probably caught, but obviously I would need to confirm that. It's an interesting detail, as I have the children's book on which the film is based, which a lot is told through a series of drawings and I'm I don't recall them touching on this specifically. – Darth Locke Nov 13 '18 at 14:06

I think it's the photos of all the children he has caught stealing at the station and whom he has successfully handed over to the orphanage. That's the only thing that makes sense, being present in the room, that he puts the children in those cages and all.

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