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British explorer Montgomery Clyde discovers some unusual bears in Peru. They become friends and he leaves them with his hat, a taste for orange marmalade and a standing invitation to visit him in London. Some years later young Paddington is born; he lives with his Aunt Lucy and Uncle Pastuzo and they have created quite a remarkable orange marmalade business. An earthquake breaks up this small family and Paddington travels as a stowaway on a ship to London in search of Clyde. He lands in Paddington Station, like some war orphan in need of protection. Mrs. Brown overrides her husband’s opinion and takes him in for one night, to the joy of her two children Jonathan and Judy. Living with a new family in a strange country is not easy (we expats can definitely relate). Will Paddington even survive one night? The story unrolls with an angry predator in the form of a beautiful, blond woman named Millicent on the one hand and help from the housekeeper Mrs. Bird as well as the owner of an antique shop Mr. Gruber, on the other hand.

Paddington is a bear, the main character in more than 20 books by Michael Bonds, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. He came into life in 1958 and became so famous and well-loved that today there is a bronze statue of him at Paddington Station in London. Although he has starred in two animated TV series (1975 and 1985), this is the first film where Paddington interacts with real actors. Although Paddington is now 56 years old, there is nothing old or moldy about the film. It is fresh, modern, fast-moving, suspenseful, and fun for everyone from six to 106. The sets are exquisitely detailed and each actor is recognizable in a certain color combination. I was completely captivated and am trying to speak bear language as well as Judy does, although my neighbors have complained about the noise. I have even started carrying a sandwich in my hat for emergencies. You never know. (Becky Tan)


Abgang mit Stil (Going in Style) (2017)

Alles was Kommt (L'avenir, Things to Come) (2016)

Angry Birds - Der Film (The Angry Birds Movie) (2016)

Auferstanden (Risen) (2016)

Beuys (2017)

BFG: Big Friendly Giant (The BFG) (2016)

BFG: Big Friendly Giant (The BFG) (2016)

Café Society (2016)

Captain Fantastic - Einmal Wildnis und zurück (Captain Fantastic) (2016)

Captain Fantastic - Einmal Wildnis und zurück (Captain Fantastic) (2016)

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Der glücklichste Tag im Leben des Olli Mäki (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, Hymyilevä mies) (2016)

Die andere Seite der Hoffnung (The Other Side of Hope, Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017)

Die Florence Foster Jenkins Story (The Florence Foster Jenkins Story) (2016)

Die Insel der besonderen Kinder (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children) (2016)

Dirty Games (2016)

Discreet (2017)

Einfach das Ende der Welt (It's Only the End of the World, Juste la fin du monde) (2016)

Elle (2016)

Eva Hesse (2016)

Fences (2016)

Findet Dorie (Finding Dory) (2016)

Findet Dorie (Finding Dory) (2016)

Free Speech Fear Free (2016)

Fritz Lang (2016)

Gimme Danger (2016)

Gregs Tagebuch – Böse Falle! (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The long Haul) (2017)

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Hidden Figures – Unerkannte Heldinnen (Hidden Figures) (2016)

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Jackie (2016)

Jackie (2016)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Kubo - Der tapfere Samurai (Kubo and the Two Strings) (2016)

La La Land (2016)

Maikäfer, flieg! (2016)

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)

Moonlight (2016)

Nerve (2016)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazars Rache (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) (2017)

Snowden (2016)

Snowden (2016)

Sully (2016)

Swiss Army Man (2016)

The Founder (2016)

Tiger Girl (2017)

Trolls (2016)

Tschick (2016)

Unterwegs mit Jacqueline (One Man and His Cow, La Vache) (2016)

Verleugnung (Denial) (2016)

Wer ist Oda Jaune? (Who is Oda Jaune?) (2016)

Zoomania (Zootopia) (2016)

Zoomania (Zootopia) (2016)

24 Wochen (24 weeks) (2016)

Certain Women (2016)

Die Schlümpfe - Das verlorenen Dorf (The Smurfs - The Lost Village) (2017)

Dr. Strange (Doctor Strange) (2016)

Dr. Strange (Doctor Strange) (2016)

Gimme Danger (2016)

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Hell or High Water (2016)

Inferno (2016)

Jackie (2016)

Loving (2016)

Marie Curie (2016)

Split (2016)

Zazy (2016)

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