in search of : Maximilian Brückner

Maximilian, Maxi (in his family and according to  his agency), Max Brückner, Bruckner / Brueckner
(in English speaking countries)

German Actor, Director, Musician, Dancer and also proud native Bavarian
"Bayerische Sahneschnitte"
- "Schuhplattler der Herzen" - "Prince Charming"


Maxi about Maxi (in German)



Films and other work for TV


Books on Tape / Radio

Who can judge whether the signature is really from Maximilian Brueckner??

"I hob hoit des Pech g'habt und des Glück, dass i hoit nix anders konn, ois a bissl rumspuin und auf der Bühne rumhupfn." M.B.

Interview with Maximilian Brückner
for the German section of this website.
Interview on January 17, 2014 for his new film "Und Äktschn!", which opened in German and Austrian movie theatres on Feb 6, 2014.
Max Brueckner
Exclusive Interview with Maximilian Brückner
(in Bavarian) for the German section of this website.
Interview date was in late January 2012, but due to a string of unforeseen circumstances, publishing it was delayed till early March 2012.

~ News ~

Oct 26 Brand new 80-minute Vodcast with Maximilian Brückner and host Oliver Rothstein (in German) at "Geheimtipp München" on their YouTube Channel. Photos from the taping
Oct 14 🍺 🥨 "Oktoberfest 1900" / "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood":
– "Oktoberfest 1900": All six episodes, the Live-Filmtalk from the premiere and the Making-of and interview videos (with Misel Maticevic, Mercedes Müller, Brigitte Hobmeier, Maximilian Brückner, Eisi Gulp, Irina Wanka, Klaus Steinbacher, the producers Michael Souvignier, Till Derenbach and Alexis von Wittgenstein) are available in the German ARD-Mediathek till the end of 2020.
– "Oktoberfest: Beer and Blood": Streams on Netflix in more than 190 countries, dubbed in nine languages, but you can watch it in German and have subtitles. You can find them in the settings after you hit 'play'.
– New Making-of video
Oct 12 – Global Screen is delighted to announce that it will be taking on the international distribution of "The Wannsee Conference".
This co-production by Constantin Television and ZDF will commence filming in Berlin in November. On the morning of 20 January 1942, in a villa on the Großer Wannsee in Berlin, leading members of the Nazi regime came together. They had been invited by Reinhard Heydrich to a "meeting followed by breakfast"; the gathering would go down in history as the "Wannsee Conference". The sole topic on the agenda that morning was what the Nazis called the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”: the organization of the systematic mass murder of millions of Jews across Europe. The film follows the minutes of this meeting as recorded by Adolf Eichmann, of which only one copy remains, and which is a key document pertaining to the Holocaust. Directed by Matti Geschonneck ("Unterleuten"), the participants of the conference are played by Johannes Allmayer ("Colonia Dignidad"), Maximilian Brückner ("Arctic Circle"), Godehard Giese ("Babylon Berlin"), Philipp Hochmair ("Freud"), Arnd Klawitter ("Dark"), Thomas Loibl ("Charité"), Sascha Nathan ("Skylines"), Rafael Stachowiak ("Naked among Wolves") and many others.
For statements from Oliver Berben, Deputy Chairman of Constantin Film AG, and Alexandra Heidrich, Head of Acquisitions & Sales TV International at Global Screen, read the full press release from Global Screen, 10/12/20
– Global Screen to rep Constantin's "The Wannsee Conference"
Global Screen is taking on the international distribution of "The Wannsee Conference", a co-production from Constantin Television and ZDF. The film centers on the events of January 20, 1942, when leading members of the Nazi regime came together in a villa on the Großer Wannsee in Berlin. Organized by Reinhard Heydrich, the sole topic on the agenda for the gathering was what the Nazis called the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question” – the systematic mass murder of millions of Jewish people across Europe. "The Wannsee Conference" follows the minutes from the meeting recorded by Adolf Eichmann.
Full article from Chelsea Regan at WorldScreen - TVDrama,10/12/20
– German distributor Global Screen attends Wannsee Conference. Directed by Matti Geschonneck, filming will start in Berlin in November and the project forms part of Global Screen’s slate for this week’s Mipcom Online+.
Article from Karolina Kaminska at C21Media, 10/12/20
Oct 8 And another new project for Maxi: "Die Wannseekonferenz" (The Wannsee Conference), written by Magnus Vattrodt, based on the only surviving copy of Adolf Eichmann's "Besprechungsprotokoll", directed by Matti Geschonneck with Johannes Allmayer, Matthias Bundschuh, Maximilian Brückner, Fabian Busch, Jakob Diehl, Godehard Giese, Philipp Hochmair, Peter Jordan, Arnd Klawitter, Frederic Linkemann, Thomas Loibl, Sascha Nathan, Markus Schleinzer, Simon Schwarz and Rafael Stachowiak portraying the participants of the conference. Produced by Constantin Television and German TV network ZDF, the 110 minute movie is scheduled to air on ZDF in January 2022 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference on 20. January 1942 in Berlin at the Wannsee House, which is now a Holocaust memorial. Filming will take place in Berlin, from early November to mid-December 2020.
Sources (in German): ZDF-Pressrelease, Presseportal, Blickpunkt:Film and DWDL, 8.10.20
– A German TV movie with the same title was released in 1984, and in 2001 an English-American TV production with the title "Conspiracy" with Stanley Tucci, Kenneth Branagh, Owen Teale, Colin Firth, and in one of his first - yet small - roles, Tom Hiddleston.
Oct 8 The highly successful German TV series "Hindafing" (Welcome to Hindafing) about Hindafing's ballsy major, and in the 2nd season a representative of the Bavarian State Parliament in Munich, Alfons Zischl (Maximilian Brückner), doesn't get a 3rd season, but instead a full movie. 😄 Writer/producers Rafael Parente, Niklas Hoffmann and Boris Kunz of the NeueSuper production company are currently developing the story. Source: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, 8.10.20
Oct 2 Teaser and 1st Trailer for actress/director Karoline Herfuth's upcoming film "Wunderschön", starring herself, Emilia Schüle, Martina Gedeck, Nora Tschirner, Joachim Krol, Maximilian Brückner, Friedrich Mücke and Diego Wallraff.
The movie will come to German and German-Swiss cinemas on Dec. 3, and to Austrian cinemas on Dec. 4, 2020, distributed by Warner Bros.
Oct 1 🍻 "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood" ("Oktoberfest 1900"):
– Meet the main protagonists
– German period drama "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood" promises a lot in its title. There’s certainly a lot of beer here and more than a fair share of blood spilled too. Depicting the birth of the German beer festival Oktoberfest, Netflix’s latest foreign acquisition is certainly a brilliantly boozy series. It is a decent period drama that serves up a cold enough brew and enough bad blood to make this a bold ensemble worth checking out. One thing’s for sure though, the production value to this show is excellent. Overall rating 3,5 out of 5. Full season recap and review by Greg Wheeler on The Review Geek, 10/1/20
– "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood" is bigger, and darker, than "Dark". The newest Netflix international original series goes where few dare to venture. Review by Dais Johnston on Inverse, 10/1/2020
– "Oktoberfest: Beer and Blood" Ending Explained: German show deserves Season 2 for Roman Hoflinger to exact revenge. The show can chart in future seasons, how these beer empires rise and fall. So far, ‘Oktoberfest: Beer and Blood’ has not been renewed for a second season. But it definitely deserves one. If nothing, we should get to see if Roman will get to exact his revenge on Prank, don’t we? Full review by Pathikrit Sanyal on MEAWW, 10/1/20
– Netflix’s "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood": Interview with Series Director Hannu Salonen. German series "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood", based on the now globally celebrated Oktoberfest, has just landed on Netflix. We managed to chat with the director of the series, Hannu Salonen, to discuss the new project and talk about Netflix in a broader sense too. We’ll talk about what you can expect from the series, how big the production was, and what he has been watching recently on Netflix. Full interview by Kasey Moore on What's on Netflix, 10/1/20
– The filmmakers behind Netflix's "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood" share their secrets in bringing the epic German historical drama to life. Series director Hannu Salonen and cinematographer Felix Cramer discuss the secrets behind the series in full, including how they sought to avoid common tropes in other historical dramas, the show's underlying dark sense of humor and the innovative filming techniques they employed to bring audiences right into the lively fun of the folk festival. Full interview by Sam Stone on Comic Book Resources
Sep 30 🍻 When family gets in the way of good beer. The year is 1900, and beer in Bavaria is almost as thick as blood. Video chat with "Oktoberfest: Beer and Blood" creator and producer Alexis von Wittgenstein on One News Page, 9/30/20
Sep 29 🍻 "Oktoberfest: Beer and Blood" – 🐲 'The Dragon': Maximilian Brückner as Anatol Stifter on global Netflix
Sep 27 🍺 🥨 "Oktoberfest 1900" – All six episodes and the BTS and interview videos are available in the German ARD-Mediathek until end of 2020, then the series will come to German Netflix. It will be available internationally in over 190 countries dubbed in nine different languages thru Netflix from Oct 1 on under the titles "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood" / "Oktoberfest: Cerveza y sangre" / "Oktoberfest: Pivo a krev" / "L’empire Oktoberfest" - amongst others ...
Tráiler oficial en Español / English dubbed trailer / Bande-annonce Française
Sep 27 Maxi was surfing the Eisbachwelle again this morning: Photo on Instagram
Sep 26 🍻 Netflix's Oktoberfest drama tastes like "Peaky Blinders" plus beer. Pour a glass of deliciously dark new Netflix show "Oktoberfest: Beer and Blood", brewed from lust and murder. Review from Richard Trenholm on CNet, 9/25/20
Sep 25 🍻 We chatted with "Oktoberfest: Beer and Blood" director Hannu Salonen about his bold, provocative, and thrilling new series, releasing on Netflix Oct. 1! As we dive headfirst into fall, Netflix is gearing up to release another German series that is sure to enthrall audiences across the globe. "Oktoberfest Beer and Blood" is a captivating historical retelling of the bloody events in the famous German celebration’s early years. Full interview from Mads Lennon on ShowSnob, 9/24/20
Sep 24 🍺 🥨 BTS of "Oktoberfest 1900": Fun picture of Michael Kranz (city councilor Urban), Maximilian Brückner (Anatol Stifter), Brigitte Hobmeier (Colina Kandl) and some of the 'beer girls' on Instagram
Sep 21 First batch of 11 set photos and the story for Karoline Herfurth's 4th film as a director, "Wunderschön" with Emilia Schüle, Martina Gedeck, Nora Tschirner, Joachim Krol, Maximilian Brückner, Friedrich Mücke, Diego Wallraff and Karoline Herfurth. The opening date for Germany and German Switzerland has been pushed back from early October to Dec 3, and for Austria to Dec 4, 2020.
Sep 20 🍻 "Oktoberfest 1900" – The 6-part series will be available internationally thru Netflix in more than 190 countries from Oct 1 on under the title "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood": A young girl falls in love with a poor brewer's son. Their relationship is opposed by the girl's father, a rich mobster who has come to town to try to bully his way into the inner circle of Munich's brewery dynasties. Deceit, betrayal and murder ensue when two powerful family breweries go to war over the world-famous beer festival in early 20th-century Munich.
Sep 16 Maxi was surfing the Eisbachwelle again today. Photo by Stephan Luca and video. He is doing pretty good by now!
Sep 15 Selfie of Maxi, surfing on the Eisbachwelle in Munich's English Garden. Source: Video-Story on his facebook page
Sep 13 Maximilian Brückner and Brigitte Hobmeier, who have worked together at the Munich Volkstheater (2002-05), in the movie "Räuber Kneißl" (2008), and in the upcoming series "Oktoberfest 1900" model fall fashion for the magazine "Focus Style Men", Nr. 3/2020 - supplement to German "Focus Magazin" Nr. 38/20, available on 12.9.2020. Fashion pages "Auf Landpartie mit zwei TV-Stars" with interview, p. 18-32. Video preview, print preview and BTS photos. More photos
Sep 12 #DSP2020 - 9. Deutscher Schauspielpreis: Maximilian Brückner arrives for the Deutscher Schauspielpreis 2020 at the Spindler & Klatt restaurant on September 11, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. He was nominated as an 'Actor in a Comic Role' at the German Actors Awards for his role as Alfons Zischl in "Hindafing", season 2. Unfortunately he didn't win, and I haven't seen the winning actor prior to yesterdays event or can remember his name.
Photos of Maxi on the blue carpet: 1-Getty, 2-Getty, 3-Brauer, 4-Brauer, 5-Brauer, 6-Imago
Sep 9 Maxi was surfing on the Eisbachwelle in Munich's English Garden today. Selfie, and short clip on Instagram and on Facebook.
Sep 8 🍺 🥨 "Oktoberfest 1900" – The 1-hour Live-Filmtalk as the premiere of "Oktoberfest 1900" with Martina Gedeck, Brigitte Hobmeier, Francis Fulton-Smith, Maximilian Brückner, director Hannu Salonen, producers Till Derenbach of Zeitsprung Pictures and Alexis von Wittgenstein of Violet Pictures, writer Ronny Schalk, and via video from Berlin Misel Maticevic, can be re-watched here.
All episodes and videos of the series are available in the ARD-Mediathek, and from next Tuesday on on ARD TV.
Sep 8 "Das schönste Paar"/"The Most Beautiful Couple" by Sven Taddicken is out in South Korea today. How exciting! Thank you @challanfilm Sources: Beta Cinema and One Two Films on Instagram, 8.9.2020
Trailer in German w/ Korean subtitles
Sep 3 🍺 🥨 First positive reviews/articles about the upcoming German 6-part series "Oktoberfest 1900" (international title: "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood"):, Weser-Kurier,, and a great pic of Maximilian Brückner as Anatol Stifter here.
Sep 1 Schwarzach 23 und das mörderische Ich" was yesterday's prime-time winner with 5,04 million viewers. Source: Meedia
Aug 31 🍺 🥨 The official website for "Oktoberfest 1900" was heavily updated with extended episode guides, set photos and videos, and interview videos with Mercedes Müller, Klaus Steinbacher, Maximilian Brückner, Misel Maticevic, Brigitte Hobmeier and Irina Wanka, and some preview trailers.
The series will have an online premiere on Thu, Sep 8 at 7pm at, with the actors Martina Gedeck, Misel Maticevic, Francis Fulton-Smith, Brigitte Hobmeier and Maximilian Brückner, and its director Hannu Salonen introducing it, which is then followed by all six episodes.
The series will be available internationally thru Netflix from Oct 1 on under the title "Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood": Deceit, betrayal and murder ensue when two powerful family breweries go to war over the world-famous beer festival in early 20th-century Munich.
I have updated my own website for the series "Oktoberfest 1900" accordingly.
Aug 28 Maximilian Brückner „#buddytime with Stephan Luca“ - Earlier today in the sunshine and on Instagram
Aug 24 The three previous "Schwarzach 23" movies will be re-aired during night time on German TV network ZDF prior to the premier of the 4th movie "Schwarzach 23 und das mörderische Ich" on 8/31 at 8:15pm:
"Schwarzach 23 und die Hand des Todes" (2015) - 8/27 at 3:45am
"Schwarzach 23 und die Jagd nach dem Mordsfinger" (2016) - 8/28 at 3:15am
"Schwarzach 23 und der Schädel des Saatans" (2018) - 9/1 at 3:25am
Aug 22 Maximilian Brückner and Brigitte Hobmeier, who have worked together at the Munich Volkstheater (2002-05), in the movie "Räuber Kneißl" (2008), and in the upcoming series "Oktoberfest 1900" model for the Focus Style Magazine: BTS photos
Aug 20 Maximilian Brückner this afternoon on his moped and on Instagram: „Always on the run #zündapp“
Aug 17 Interview (in German) with Maximilian Brückner about his life during the pandemic, and his projects "Schwarzach 23", "Oktoberfest 1900", "Arctic Circle", "Hindafing" and "Generation Beziehungsunfähig": MSN, 17.8.2020
Aug 15 "Schwarzach 23 und das mörderische Ich" ("Schwarzach 23 and the murderous Me"), the 4th film of the ZDF series "Schwarzach 23", about the Germingers, a Bavarian family of cops, starring Maximilian Brückner in a double role will be the final one. Source with new still.
Airing on German TV network ZDF on Mon Aug, 31 at 8:15pm, available online from Mon Aug 24, at 10am on.
Aug 14 🍺 🥨 Online version of the publicity magazine for the ARD-series "Oktoberfest 1900", with an episode guide, set stills, interviews with the actors, producers, writers and director.
Aug 13 Maximilian Brückner's pic from noon today on Instagram: „Oldschool #chiemseesummer“
Aug 9 Maximilian Brückner today on Instagram: Photo of him in bathing trunks relaxing in the shadow, and a picture of the cover of the publicity magazine for the ARD-series "Oktoberfest 1900"
Aug 4 🍺 🥨 Episode guide of the 6-part ARD-series "Oktoberfest 1900" ("Oktoberfest: Blood and Beer" / "Empire Oktoberfest"):
Ep.1 "Die Vision" + Ep.2 "Die Zeichen der Zeit" (Tue 15.9.), Ep.3 "Liebe und Kapital" + Ep.4 "Anstich" (Wed 16.9.), Ep.5 "Aufbruch in ein neues Jahrhundert" + Ep.6 "Das Jüngste Gericht" (Wed 23.9.)
Aug 3 Maximilian Brückner on Instagram: Perfect style #octoberfest1900 I’m prepared! #octoberfest-blood and beer #empireoctoberfest. Photo
Aug 1 Review (4,5 out of 6 stars) with set stills of "Schwarzach 23 und das mörderische Ich":

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German Website Updates: 10/8 "Hindafing 2" (Welcome to Hindafing) ; 10/3 "Oktoberfest 1900" (Oktoberfest: Blood & Beer), "Wunderschön" ; 9/17 Magazines/Articles ; 9/8 "Das schönste Paar" (The Most Beautiful Couple) ; 9/2 "Schwarzach 23 und das mörderische Ich" (Schwarzach 23 and the murderous Me) ; 7/10 "Generation Beziehungsunfähig" (WT) ; 7/2 About Christian Stückl & the Munich Volkstheater ; 6/20 "Nachtschicht - Cash & Carry" ; 6/14 Maximilian Brückner in "Tatort" (Scene of the Crime) ; 5/9 "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - Play ; 5/5 "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo" ; 3/13 Maximilian Brückner at the 70th Berlinale 2020 ; 1/25 "The Most Beautiful Couple" - Premieres and Reviews ; 1/20/2020 BR Filmbrunch 2020

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