to Hindafing": This
series follows the rise and
fall of ballsy
provincial mayor Alfons Zischl (Maximilian Brückner) and his
fictional village of Hindafing,
deep in the Bavarian backwoods - far from any touristy
clichés - a place neither urban nor rustic,
pretending to be much hipper than it actually is. The residents of
Hindafing see themselves as family-oriented and
tradition conscious free thinkers, but can't live up to these
high ideals. Hindafing tries to project an idyllic image of family
values, while it struggles with its inner demons: By day, people go to
the local soccer club and practice Bikram Yoga. At night,
it's off to the swingers' club or a rendezvous with
the local meth dealer. The first season focuses on the current German
refugee crisis, but is
by no means limited to that. It is not a one-dimensional political
commentary; rather it targets nepotism and ecological hysteria as well
as satirizing clerical homophobia, over-the-top political correctness
and the limits of monogamy. A complex, Fargo-style look at the dark
underbelly of our modern
Western society: Character-driven, darkly comic and unexpectedly moving.
Episodes: 1/6 (Donau
Village) Donau-Village, 2/6 (Kleine
Geheimnisse) The Old Boy Network, 3/6 (Feuer)
High Art, 4/6 (Club
Tahiti) Scooby Snax, 5/6 (Schweinskram)
A Lucky Dog, 6/6 (Fracking)
Source with trailer: Global Screen
Brückner will return to the stage as Halvard Solness in a new
production of Henrik Ibsen's "The Master Builder" (Baumeister
Solness) at the Munich Volkstheater, directed by Christian
It will premier on Friday, March 31 at
7:30pm. Further performances are on April
2, 5, and 6, 2017.
Tickets are already available. Online & Phone:
+4989/523 4655 and +4989/5481 8181
was the last (86th) day of principal photography of "Tannbach II" in Upper Franconia (Bavaria).
||"Pregau" is nominated for a Golden Camera as 'Best Miniseries'.
The award show is on March 4 in Hamburg and will broadcast live on
German network ZDF, starting at 8:15pm.
Brückner at the current 67th Berlinale International
Film Festival in Berlin, Germany:
- Pictures of the cast of 'Himmel und Hoelle', Maximilian Brueckner, Aylin Tezel
and Jan Krauter, Maximilian Brueckner and Jan Krauter,
Maximilian Brueckner, Jan Krauter and Tobias
Van Dieken during the Berlin Opening Night by GALA and UFA
Fiction at Hotel Stue in Tiergarten on February 9, 2017 in Berlin.
Photos by Gisela Schober
- Maxi pictured and filmed by Olaf Kroenke for WHO Magazine on February
10: Photo and video
- Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Reception on February 11 at the
Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin. Nova Meierhenrich,
Maximilian Brueckner and Mina Tander: Photo by Eva Oertwig
und Hölle" (Heaven and Hell): Five hundred years ago
a revolutionary priest changed the face of Christendom and the path of
European civilization forever. Risking his life and academic
reputation, facing damnation and purgatory, in 1517 he nailed his
inflammatory Ninety-Five Theses, disputing the claim that freedom from
God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with money, to
the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The Catholic church and
the Western world would never be the same again. His name was Martin
Genre: History. Category: TV Movie. Director: Uwe Janson. Screenplay:
Stefan Dähnert, Marianna Wendt. Cast: Maximilian
Brückner, Jan Krauter, Johannes Klaussner, Aylin Tezel,
Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Joachim Król, Armin Rohde, Christoph
Maria Herbst, Rüdiger Vogler, Fabian Hinrichs, Anna Schudt,
Peter Lerchbaumer, Johanna Gastdorf, Arnd Klawitter. Producers:
Benjamin Benedict, Joachim Kosack, Michal Pokorny. Production Company:
UFA Fiction, in co-production with MIA Film. Language: German.
Sales: Jens Richter at FremantleMedia
Source: German Films Quarterly (The
Berlinale Issue), 01/2017
set photos of "Hindafing" (pictured are
Maximilian Brückner, Andreas Giebel, Ronald Schreglmann and
Ercan Karacayli), in FilmNewsBayern #1/2017, p 24-25. Scans in the album
„Willkommen in Hindafing (AT)“ on
||"Tannbach II" - Currently
many scenes of the Schober family (Alexander Held - Franz
Schober, Johanna Bittenbinder - Kathi Schober and as their sons Florian
Brückner - Heinrich Schober, Maximilian Brückner -
Gustl Schober) are filmed in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Start of
post-production is in March 2017. Last fall Maxi had
already shot scenes for it while he was filming as
Martin Luther for "Heaven and Hell" in the mornings, and in
the afternoons as Gustl Schober - and vice versa. Wonder if he mixed
his lines at some point ...
Maxi's selfie from the set with
the 'Schobers' Alexander Held and Florian and Maximilian
Another version on his Instagram
morning Maxi attended the annual BR film brunch 2017 in Munich's
Literaturhaus, where the Bayerisches Fernsehen presented its
upcoming films and series to the press. "Hindafing" is one of its new
series. Photos and Video
(at ca. 4:23 min)
Skiing weekend in Kitzbuehel, Austria - Photos from the weekend
On the evening of Jan 20, 2017 Maximilian Brückner didn't
attend the 38th Bavarian Film Awards in Munich, but instead was a guest
at Hotel Stanglwirt in Going near Kitzbuehel.
On Jan 21 he wasn't at the 44th German Filmball in Munich, as in the
morning he was skiing at the Hahnenkamm: Selfie from the ski slope,
watching the downhill race in the afternoon and in
the evening he was a guest at the Gala Dinner at the Kitz Race Club.
Maxi has posted a short Video
on Instagram of singer Rea
Garvey's performance there. Another fun selfie from the
evening taken by Meindl Fashion.
- A Town Of Secrets (Pregau - Kein Weg zurück /
Mörderisches Tal - Pregau)
Blackmail. Betrayal. Murder. Some things are best kept in the family.
On first impression, nothing appears out of the ordinary in Pregau. But
scratch the surface of this small Austrian town, and you'll uncover a
terrifying underbelly of lies, corruption and violence.
Police officer Hannes Bucher (Maximilian Brückner) knows this.
It's why he has done all that he can to keep his head down and stay out
of trouble. But when you're married into the Hartmann family clan that
unofficially controls the town, it doesn't matter where you go, trouble
will always find you. One night, after a momentary lapse in judgement,
Hannes sparks a chain reaction of events that threatens to tear apart
his family, and the once quiet world of Pregau. With the bodies
starting to pile up around him, Hannes desperately tries to cover up
his crimes, but finds himself spiralling deeper into trouble. Soon,
there is nowhere left to run and no-one left to trust.
From writer-director and winner of the CIVIS TV Prize, Nils Willbrandt
("Nichts ist Vergessen", "Leberkäseland"), and starring
Brückner ("Sophie Scholl: The Final Days", "War Horse"),
"Pregau" is a
thrilling crime drama where nothing is black and white, and the
audience is kept guessing to the very end.
Scripted Series / Crime
Drama: 4 x 90' or 8 x 45'. Worldwide sales: Red Arrow International
about filming "Himmel und Hölle" and "Tannbach II" in
Czechoslovakia in fall 2016, with set photos of and interview bits by
Brückner, Martina Gedeck and others, in German TV program
magazine 'TV-Spielfilm' #2/2017: Scans
Dominik and Maximilian Brückner construct Bamboo ski
poles for Dominik's company "Stegga" and at the same time
they model sweaters for "Trachten
Birthday Maxi - the last one as a two-some ...
I wish you all the possible best and lots of luck in your new year.
Cheers to many
happy years more!
EFi, on behalf of this website
Visitors of this site:
If you want to send Maxi your greetings at the last moment,
you can either post a message on his official Facebook page or send
them thru this fanmail page on his agency's
||Photo of Maxi out in the snow
the production company of "Heaven and Hell" (Himmel
has released a new set photo of Maximilian
Martin Luther and Joachim Król as Cardinal Albrecht von
Brandenburg. The 2-part movie will be aired on German TV ZDF this fall.
38th birthday will be on January 10. If you want to send him best
wishes, you should write to his agency which will forward the mail - it
is also the address for autograph requests:
c/o Agentur Lambsdorff
Infanteriestr. 19 Haus 5
wish everyone here (and their families, friends and loved ones), and
of course Maximilian Brückner and his loved ones: "All the
best and good luck in the new year, have a safe and healthy 2017!"
"Alles Gute, viel Glück und Gesundheit im neuen Jahr!"
And now with the help of Google's translator:
"Tout le meilleur et bonne chance dans la nouvelle année".
"Tutto il meglio e buona fortuna nel nuovo anno". "Al die beste en
voorspoed in die nuwe jaar". "Všechno
nejlepší a hodně
novém roce". "O
kahi momona a me ka pōmaikaʻi ma ka hou makahiki". "Todo o melhor e boa
sorte no Ano Novo". "O mea uma o le laki sili ona lelei ma le lelei i
le Tausaga Fou". "Все самое лучшее и удачи в Новом году". "Tất cả những
may mắn nhất và tốt trong năm mới"."Todo lo mejor y buena
suerte en el Año
Nuevo". "Gach an-éirí leat is fearr agus dea-sa
Bhliain Nua". "Alla de bästa och lycka till i det nya
to 2017! ~EFi~
wish you all a very merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, a
blessed Eid, a bibulous Yule, a peaceful Solstice, a delirious Kwanzaa,
and a wonderful New Year!
And enjoy whatever else you'll celebrate these coming days.
You might enjoy this very special Christmas Angel
(a.k.a. Maxi goofing in his role as 'Boandlkramer' in "Kaspar Brandner
sneaks a Peek of Paradise")
Brueckner and director and intendant of the Munich Volkstheater,
Christian Stueckl speak at a rally from the initiative 'Bellevue di
Monaco' in Munich, Germany, on 22 December 2016, with the Riederinger
Musikanten providing music. The demonstration is directed against
racism, xenophobia, and exclusion, and is supported by various cultural
groups. My photos
confirmed that he
is doing pick-up shots for "Hindafing" today, as he has
posted a short video from the make-up chair
early this morning, and a new photo in make-up and costume of
Alfons Zischl a few hours later.
has posted a clip on his Facebook page, which shows him at 6am this
morning in the outdoor pool of the 5-star Stock Resort in Tyrolia
(Austria): Video. A few hours later he posted
news from a snowy mountain: Photo
He has already been a guest
there in the past winters, skiing: Photos
videos with Maximilian Brückner and Ursula
Strauss, the lead actors of the
4-part mini series "Pregau" which will air on German
TV ARD (Das Erste) from Dec 25 to Dec 28, and an article with interviews
with director Nils Willbrandt and actor Armin Rohde.
German TV magazine "Leute heute" with an interview with Maximilian
Brückner on the set of "Heaven and Hell" at Czech
castle Zvíkov is now available on YouTube.
His part starts at 8:30 mins into the show.
performance of the play "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben"
(Kaspar Brandner sneaks a Peek of Paradise) with Maximilian
Brückner as one of its lead as Death, will take place on Jan
13, 2017 at the Munich Volkstheater. Long sold out already.
I started a
countdown to Christmas over on our Facebook
page, with a new/old/favorite picture of Maxi every day.