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.

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Oct 20 60th Nordic Filmdays in Lübeck (30.10. - 4.11.2018) at CineStar Filmpalast Stadthalle, Mühlenbrücke 11, 23552 Lübeck ▶️ Tickets from 27.10.
"The Most Beautiful Couple"/"Das schönste Paar" on Thu, 1.11. at 10:15pm at CineStar 7. More infos in catalogue
"Der Mordanschlag"/"Attempted Murder" on Fri, 2.11. at 7pm (both parts with intermission) at CineStar 7. More infos in catalogue
Oct 18 Maxi has just posted a new clip taken at his farm: Meet my new friend #blablabla @ Instagram
Oct 16 Two more new pictures of Maxi, again taken by photographer Mathias Leidgschwendner in Munich:
Photo 1 (fully dressed) + photo 2 (with boots ...), which Maxi comments as follows: Take it with a grain of salt. #blablabla
Oct 11 "Arctic Circle" (Orig.: "Ivalo") at next week’s Mipcom in Cannes: Finnish SVOD platform Elisa Viihde’s two big bets are Bullets and Arctic Circle.
Arctic Circle is a ten-part crime drama starring Iina Kuustonen (Off The Map) and War Horse’s Maximilian Brückner that centers around a weaponized sexual virus that threatens a remote arctic town. Inspector Nina Kautsalo, played by Kuustonen and virologist Thomas Lorenz, played by Brückner, must hunt down the killer spreading the virus and uncover the conspiracy behind its cure. The show, which is produced by Yellow Film & TV and Germany’s Bavaria Television, will launch in December with Lagardère Studios Distribution handling international sales at Mipcom.
Finland’s Film Commission will be hosting 'Finnish Weird: TV Drama and Cocktail' in Cannes in the Verrière Californie at the Palais des Festivals on October 16 at 5:30pm. Source: Deadline, 11.10.18
MIPCOM - The World's Entertainment Content Market: 15-18 October 2018, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Oct 10 The Bavarian TV series "Hindafing" with Maximilian Brückner in the lead as Alfons Zischl gets a 2nd season, again with six episodes, with the same crew and cast, with funding by FFF Bayern. Source
Oct 9 Another new picture of Maximilian Brückner, again from photographer Mathias Leidgschwendner. Maxi's comment: #blablabla
Oct 8 French premiere: "The Most Beautiful Couple" in Compétition Européenne, nominated for the 'Golden Atlas' (Atlas d’Or): 19e Arras Film Festival, 2 - 11 Novembre 2018. Au Casino d'Arras et au cinéma Cinémovia, 3 Rue Emile Legrelle, 62000 Arras, France. Screenings: Fri 11/9, at 9:30pm with director Sven Taddicken, and Sat 11/19, at 9:30am. Ticket sales begin on Oct 19.
Contact: Tel. +33 (0)3 21 59 56 30, Email: info(at)
The 19th edition of the Arras Film Festival dedicated to European cinema will take place from 2-11 November, and will boast a barrage of premiere screenings and films as yet unreleased in France. More
Oct 7 Video (of a funny fake commercial) from Maximilian Brueckner as the 'Boandlkramer' in his dressing room prior to going on stage: "Death grey. Nothing else! Sponsored by crematoria #blablabla" Turn sound on!
Oct 5 Press booklet for "The Most Beautiful Couple" at TIFF 2018
Oct 4 "Reformation" (Zwischen Himmel und Hölle) - this lavish two-part historical drama was produced to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It stars Maximilian Brückner (Line of Separation, Tatort) as Martin Luther, a monk from Wittenberg who became the visionary religious reformer of his time and ultimately changed the world.
The miniseries tracks Luther’s growing anger at the corruption and hypocrisy of the Catholic Church in the early 16th century - including his “there is a false church and a real church” speech and the infamous pinning of his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg. Despite Luther’s subsequent ex-communication from the Church, his protests led to a new world order in religion: Protestantism.
Co-starring Johannes Klaußner (Homicide Unit Istanbul), Jan Krauter (Deutschland 86), and Joachim Król (Commissario Brunetti), Reformation premieres in the US on Tuesday, October 30, exclusively on MHz Choice and the MHz Choice channel on Amazon US. Source
Official US trailer
Oct 4 From director Hannu Salonen on Instagram: "Just starting the mix of the eps 1-5 of ARCTIC CIRCLE." Meguru Film Sound, Helsinki
Oct 3 "The Most Beautiful Couple" won the 'Hamburger Producers Award for German Film Productions' at the 26th Filmfest Hamburg, worth 25.000 Euros. Producers Jamila Wenske and Sol Bondy accepted the award. Source
Oct 2 New picture of Maximilian Brückner from photographer Mathias Leidgschwendner
Sep 30 "The Most Beautiful Couple" will screen in competition at the "14th Ahrenshoop Film Nights" on Friday Nov 16, 2018 at 9pm, followed by a Q&A with its director Sven Taddicken, at the Hotel The Grand, Ahrenshoop, Baltic Sea / Germany. The full festival program
Sep 28 Press release for the ZDF-2-part TV movie "Der Mordanschlag", that premiered at this year's Munich Filmfest on July 3. It will air on German TV network ZDF on Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th November 2018, at 8:15pm
Infos, photos and interviews with director Miguel Alexandre, actors Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Jenny Schily, Ulrich Tukur, Maximilian Brückner, Suzanne von Borsody, Stefanie Stappenbeck, Christoph Bach, Bernadette Heerwagen and Alexander Held, writer André Georgi and producers Jutta Lieck-Klenke, Dietrich Kluge and Ulf Israel.
Sep 21 Photos from the premiere of "The Most Beautiful Couple" on Sep 10, 2018 in Toronto, found on Leonard Kunz's official Instagram account:
The team before the screening ; Leonard and Maximilian Brueckner ; The team (l.-r.: Co-producer Ilann Girard, produzer Sol Bondy, Leonard Kunz, Maximilian Brueckner, composer Eric Neveux, writer & director Sven Taddicken) on stage after the premiere in the Scotiabank Theatre
Sep 20 – Some great reviews of "The Most Beautiful Couple" at TIFF 2018 from real movie goers, not from professional reviewers on Letterboxd
– From the TIFF class of 2018 of the Goethe-Institut Toronto's German Film Brunch: The team of TIFF world premiere "The Most Beautiful Couple": Photo of actor Maximilian Brueckner, director Sven Taddicken, actor Leonard Kunz. Source
Sep 19 Next festival date for "Das schönste Paar" ("The Most Beautiful Couple“) will be at the German 28th Film Festival Cologne, on Thursday, Oct 11, at 9pm in the "Cineplex Filmpalast". More infos & ▶️ Tickets
Also on Oct 11, at 6pm in the "Theater im Hof" its writer & director Sven Taddicken will talk about film. Free entry. More
Sep 17 – In Sven Taddicken’s “The Most Beautiful Couple,” which celebrated its world premiere in 'Contemporary World Cinema', a wife and husband struggle with the lingering trauma of sexual assault as she tries to heal and recover while he fights the urge for revenge. The director describes the premise of the film, as “a worst-case-scenario for a loving couple. It was like a nightmare that was haunting my thoughts from time to time. … I asked myself: Are two victims of a terrible assault able to trust and love each other again?” The story focuses more on the relationship of the two victims than on the crime itself while dealing with the destructive impact of “toxic masculinity,” Taddicken adds. The film stars Maximilian Brückner and Luise Heyer, who, Taddicken says, were very involved in the development of their characters. “I love actors who are willing to relate to their characters so much that they can even surprise me with the truth about my script.”
From: 'Germany Sends Strong Lineup to Global Fests' by Ed Meza, Variety, Sep 17, 2018
– Another review about "The Most Beautiful Couple" from Toronto Film Festival: German filmmaker Sven Taddicken directs a dramatic thriller about a sexual assault, leading a couple to walk a tightrope between justice and revenge. Audience members will appreciate that Taddicken takes absolutely no pleasure in the film’s cruel images. The Most Beautiful Couple is the antithesis of an unhealthy film seeking visual impact and all of the film's sex scenes (both wanted and unwanted) take place off-camera, in the first ten minutes of the film. The rest is dedicated to the consequences of the initial trauma and the establishment of a second traumatic event.
Full review by Carlota Moseguí, Cineropa
Sep 15 Official photos from Toronto:
– For the third year in a row TIFF will be inviting the Festival's brightest stars to our official Portrait Studio. Shot on the Huawei P20 Pro by Andréanne Gauthier. Source: TIFF x Huawei Portrait Studio
From "The Most Beautiful Couple“: Leonard Kunz, Sven Taddicken and Maximilian Brückner ; Maximilian Brückner
– The team of "The Most Beautiful Couple" pose for portraits during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at Intercontinental Hotel on Sep 11, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Photos by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
Maximilian Brueckner, Sol Bondy, Sven Taddicken, Leonard Kunz and Jamila Wenske
Ilann Girard, Sol Bondy, Sven Taddicken, Eric Neveux and Jamila Wenske, Leonard Kunz and Maximilian Brueckner
Ilann Girard, Sol Bondy, Sven Taddicken, Eric Neveux and Jamila Wenske, Leonard Kunz and Maximilian Brueckner
Actor Maximilian Brueckner, filmmaker Sven Taddicken and actor Leonard Kunz
Maximilian Brueckner ; Maximilian Brueckner
Sep 14 Maximilian Brueckner, early this morning from Toronto: It was a pleasure. #toronto #tiff #themostbeautifulcouple #blablabla. Picture on Instagram
Sep 13 "The Most Beautiful Couple" - Its European/German premiere is at the 26th Filmfest Hamburg (9/27 - 10/6/2018), on Saturday, Sep 29 at 9:30 pm in the „Passage“ movie theatre. It runs in the section 'Grosse Freiheit', and is nominated for the 'Hamburg Producers Award for German Film Productions' and for the 'Art Cinema Award'. ▶️ Tickets.
Guests: Sven Taddicken (Director), Jamila Wenske (Produzentin), Jasna Fritzi Bauer (Actress), Leonard Kunz (Actor), Daniela Knapp (DoP) – although not Maximilian Brückner because he is on stage in Munich, as "The Master Builder".
Ticket sales for all 138 movies of the festival have started today, online and via Phone: +49(0)180-6000 700
Sep 11 Finally Maxi realized it too: 😄 He is on the cover of one of the TIFF issues of 'Variety': Photo
"The Most Beautiful Couple" - Toronto International Film Festival reviews:
– The film is reminiscent of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games. Whereas Funny Games is more cinematic, Taddicken’s is more realistic dealing with how the couple felt and what will push them past their limits. A well executed credible thriller from start to finish making the film one of the low-budget gems of the festival. (3 Stars).
Full review: Festival Reviews
– The fallout from a vicious holiday rape continues to haunt a couple on their return to Germany. The Most Beautiful Couple is at its most compelling when it’s watching the leads grapple with their turmoil in their conflicting ways As well as recognition on home turf, thanks to excellent work by German actors Maximilian Brückner (TV’s Arctic Circle) and Luise Heyer (Netflix’s Dark), festival programmers elsewhere should also take notice.
Full review by Sarah Ward, Screen Daily, Sep 10
– Das Beziehungsdrama "Das schönste Paar" des deutschen Regisseurs Sven Taddicken hat beim 43. Toronto International Film Festival vor begeistertem Publikum Weltpremiere gefeiert. Der am Montagabend (Ortszeit) gezeigte Film erzählt die Geschichte des jungen Lehrerpaars Malte (Maximilian Brückner) und Liv (Luise Heyer), das beim Urlaub auf Mallorca in seinem Ferienhaus von drei Jugendlichen überfallen wird. Liv wird vergewaltigt, die Jugendlichen entkommen. Zwei Jahre später hat sich das Paar mit viel Kraft in seinen Alltag zurückerkämpft - bis Malte zufällig einem der Täter (Leonard Kunz) begegnet und ihm folgt. „Ich wollte vor allem ergründen, wie unterschiedlich ein Paar mit einem solchen Trauma umgeht - jeder für sich, aber auch gemeinsam“, sagte Taddicken nach der Premiere in Toronto. „Vergewaltigung ist ein schwieriges Thema, über das ungern geredet wird. Und doch muss gerade deshalb darüber gesprochen werden“, so der Regisseur.
Full review: dpa
– A rape drama is not the kind of film you look forward to seeing. Yet "The Most Beautiful Couple" is one you will be glad you saw, and a well-made film all around. Sven Taddicken and his outstanding actors - first and foremost Luise Heyer (in "Dark" at TIFF17), and Maximilian Brueckner - approach it carefully, delicately and thoughtfully. It is not an easy film to get right but they do so largely from the opening scene to the astounding ending.
Full review by Jutta Brendemühl, Goethe-Institut Toronto
– "Das schönste Paar" von Sven Taddicken in Toronto gefeiert. „Wut, Hilflosigkeit, Verzweiflung - Malte und Liv tragen das beide in sich. Für ihn ist der Gedanke der möglichen Rache aber wie ein Ventil“, sagte Maximilian Brückner, der nach der Premiere mit Beifall auf der Bühne begrüßt wurde, während Leonard Kunz zunächst Buh-Rufe zu hören bekam. „Das freut mich“, sagte der 26-Jährige, „das heißt, dass Sascha überzeugend unsympathisch rüber kam.“ Wann "Das schönste Paar" in deutschen Kinos anlaufen wird, steht bisher noch nicht fest.
Full review: Zeit-Online
– This is what sets "The Most Beautiful Couple" apart from other films tackling similar subject matter. It acknowledges the toxicity of our human reactions to trauma. Maximilian Brückner and Luise Heyer are unforgettable.
Full review by Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage, Sep 11
– Terrence Todd talked with "The Most Beautiful Couple"s writer & director Sven Taddicken, and has some thoughts about another movie premiering at TIFF, "If Beale Street Could Talk".
Source: TIFF 18-Most Beautiful
– Um weltpolitische Themen geht es zwar nicht in Sven Taddickens neuem Film, "Das schönste Paar", produziert von One Two Films, der gestern in Toronto seine vielbeachtete Weltpremiere feierte in der Reihe Contemporary World Cinema - ein Ausnahmezustand steht dennoch im Zentrum dieses ganz feinen und ungemein intensiven Films, der Sam Peckinpahs "Wer Gewalt sät" einmal auf den Kopf stellt und noch einmal ganz neu denkt: Ein perfektes deutsches Paar, wunderbar gespielt von Maximilian Brückner und Luise Heyer mit Leistungen, die Amerikaner immer so schön "career best" nennen, wird im Urlaub auf Mallorca nach seinem Liebesspiel am Strand von drei angetrunkenen Jungs gestellt und in seinen Bungalow gedrängt. Er wird auf dem Boden festgehalten und muss hilflos mitansehen, wie sie vergewaltigt wird. Schnitt auf zwei Jahre später in die Gegenwart: Rein äußerlich hat das Paar, beide arbeiten als Lehrer, die Attacke gut überstanden. Sie sind immer noch zusammen, und es ist ihnen gelungen, wieder in eine Art Normalzustand zu finden. Bis er auf der Straße den Jungen sieht, der sie vergewaltigt hat und ihm folgt. In klug arrangierten Szenen hält Sven Taddicken fest, wie diese neue Realität alle verdrängten Komplexe, Ängste und Schuldgefühle hochspült und die Beziehung nun beginnt, sich an ihren Rändern aufzulösen. Das Beziehungsdrama wird unmerklich zum Thriller. Es geht jetzt auch um Rache und um Vergebung, was aber alles nicht so einfach ist, weil auf einmal der zuvor eher gesichtslose Junge nicht einfach mehr Buhmann und Monster ist und an Konturen gewinnt, der Film ihm eine menschliche Existenz mit Freundin und Job und ganz eigenen Nöten zugesteht. Bis zur Eskalation bleibt "Das schönste Paar" immer nachvollziehbar mit seinem "Wie würde man selbst in dieser Situation reagieren"-Ansatz. Der Film findet immer die richtigen Kinobilder für die zunehmende Frustration seiner beiden Helden, die sich nichts mehr wünschen, als ihren Alltag wieder zurückzuerobern, der ihnen aber durch die Finger rinnt und sie allein lässt mit sich und ihren lodernden Gefühlen. Das wusste auch das Publikum in Toronto zu schätzen und spendete viel Applaus.
From: TIFF Tage 4 & 5: Ausnahmezustände, 11.9., Thomas Schultze
– One would be hard-pressed to find a more harrowing opening act than the one that gets The Most Beautiful Couple started. The Most Beautiful Couple is not "Death Wish". Liv and Malte are solid characters whose actions are within the realm of possibility… for the most part. The way they deal with trauma is explored in depth, and the movie benefits greatly of strong turns by Maximilian Brückner and Luise Heyer as the couple in question. Writer/director Sven Taddicken even dares to make the perpetrator a well-rounded character. The denouement feels chaotic and bit far-fetched for such an expertly calibrated drama, but the pluses outweigh the minuses. Three and a half stars.
From: TIFF 2018 - Day 5, Jorge Ignacio Castillo
Sep 10 Picture of the day, 10.9.2018: Anlässlich des 43. Toronto International Film Festivals luden The Match Factory und die Film- und Medienstiftung NRW zum 6. Mal gemeinsam zum Dinner ins Ristorante Terroni. Über 100 internationale Gäste kamen zusammen , darunter das Team von "Das schönste Paar" von Sven Taddicken, der am Abend erst seine Weltpremiere feierte. Das Foto zeigt l.-r. Maria Isabel ("The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia"), Paula Beer ("Never Look Away"), Michael Weber (manager, The Match Factory), Sven Taddicken ("The Most Beautiful Couple"), Hans Löw ("In My Room"), Natalia Lopez ("Our Time"), Ulrich Köhler ("In My Room"), Maximilian Brückner ("The Most Beautiful Couple"), Helga Binder (Förderung Film- und Medienstiftung NRW). Source: Blickpunkt Film
– In the evening the premiere of "The Most Beautiful Couple".
Sep 9 For "The Most Beautiful Couple" today at TIFF: Maximilian Brückner with TIFF's artistic director Cameron Bailey - photo 1 + photo 2. director & screen writer Sven Taddicken und Leonard Kunz. producer Jamila Wenske. Leonard Kunz, Maximilian Brückner, Ilann Girard, Eric Neveux, Sven Taddicken. Maximilian Brückner, Paula Beer, Leonard Kunz.
Later that evening was Maxi out and about in Toronto: Selfie
Sep 8 Toronto interview: Sven Taddicken on recovery drama "The Most Beautiful Couple" – World Premiere on Sep 10
German director Sven Taddicken’s fifth feature "The Most Beautiful Couple" stars Maximilian Brückner and Luise Heyer as a couple recovering - in different ways - from a savage assault two years earlier.
From: Wendy Mitchell in Screen Daily, 9/8/18 – with story SPOILER!
Sep 5 "The Most Beautiful Couple" got 3 out of 4 stars in Toronto's The Globe and Mail!
Elevator pitch: A German thriller about rape and revenge keeps its cool, even if the characters occasionally don’t.
Because violence is so commonplace in movies, an ugly act on screen doesn’t always faze viewers as it otherwise might. But there’s a type of horror that’s especially awful to consider, that being the unthinkable scenario in which someone is forced to watch the rape of a loved one. That’s what happens in The Most Beautiful Couple, an evenly wrought German thriller that begins with a married couple (played convincingly by Maximilian Bruckner and Luise Heyer) having their Mallorca vacation ruined in the most despicable way. Once home (and with the case unsolved), the trauma lingers for both husband and wife. She talks to a psychiatrist; he takes boxing lessons. After two years, they seem to be over it. But are they? Director Sven Taddicken’s excellently intense drama deals with revenge, guilt and forgiveness. There’s a stabbing involved, but when the rapist is asked by his victim why he had committed the sexual assault, his sneering reply - “Because I could” - cuts as cold and deep as any knife. Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail
Sep 4 Hopefully someone is able to see "Das schönste Paar" (there under the title "The Most Beautiful Couple") at the Toronto International Film Festival. These are the screenings at the Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3M6:
Sun 9 Sep - 4:45 pm - Scotia 7 - Press & Industry
* Mon 10 Sep - 6:15 pm - Scotia 13 - WORLD PREMIERE
* Wed 12 Sep - 4:45 pm - Scotia 13 - Public Screening
Thu 13 Sep - 6:45 pm - Scotia 8 - Press & Industry
* Sun 16 Sep - 12:30 pm - Scotia 10 - Public Screening
*** Here you can buy tickets for the World Premiere and the Public Screenings ▶️ Manage & Buy Tickets.
Review of the trailer for "The Most Beautiful Couple": "Revenge. I am a fan of these kinds of stories if for no other reason than it supposes an interesting question: If you were violated how far would you go to right that wrong? Writer Andre Dubus did with his short story “Killings”, which became “In the Bedroom”, and it did it masterfully. Director Sven Taddicken looks to be going down that same path. No one died as a result of these hooligans’ actions, but the morality play performed in front of us gets complex. You have two victims and, therefore, two ways of looking at how revenge factors in their healing process. The trailer is edited well in how quick we get right to the heart of the issue and, more importantly, what’s at stake for each of those who have been aggrieved." Christopher Stipp. Source: Slashfilm, 9/1/18
Aug 31 Announced to attend the world premiere of "Das schönste Paar" / "The Most Beautiful Couple" at the 43th Toronto International Film Fest (TIFF, 6. - 16.9.2018) are actors Maximilian Brückner and Leonard Kunz and their director & screen writer Sven Taddicken.
Source: Guess who's coming to TIFF '18, 8/30/18
Aug 27 Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer for Sven Taddicken’s “The Most Beautiful Couple,” which has its world premiere in the 'Contemporary World Cinema' section of the Toronto Film Festival : Trailer
In the film Liv and Malte are forced to revisit their past when Malte spots the man who sexually assaulted Liv two years ago. While Liv yearns for acceptance and healing, Malte is trying to fight the urge for revenge. But will their love survive?
Taddicken says: “The premise of ‘The Most Beautiful Couple’ felt like a worst-case scenario for any loving couple. It was like a nightmare that kept haunting my thoughts. So I finally sat down and started to think it through, while wondering if there is a cure for that couple. I guess it’s that same energy that kept me writing that also keeps the audience tied to the film.”
“The Most Beautiful Couple” stars Maximilian Brückner and Luise Heyer. The producers are Sol Bondy and Jamila Wenske at One Two Films, whose credits include Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale” and Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop”. Wenske and Bondy were selected by Variety for its 2018 “10 Producers to Watch” list. The film’s sales agent is Beta Cinema.
Source: Variety, Leo Barraclough, 8/27/18
Aug 22 Brothers Florian, Dominikus and Maximilian Brückner model shirts of the new company "Hund sans scho" for the family business "Trachten Brückner": Photos
Aug 21 Screenings dates (press & public) of "The Most Beautiful Couple" ("Das schönste Paar") at the 43th Toronto International Film Festival — at the Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3M6, Canada: Sun 9/9, 4:45pm. Mon 9/10, 6:15pm. Wed 9/12, 4:45pm. Thu 9/13, 6:45pm. Sun 9/16, 12:30pm (tbc) - all subtitled. Individual tickets will go on sale in early September.
A couple grapples with the difficult, lingering trauma of a sexual assault and must work out how to live with that crime, themselves, and each other, in director Sven Taddicken’s intense and emotional dramatic thriller. Married couple Malte (Maximilian Brückner) and Liv (Luise Heyer) are enjoying their Mallorca vacation until the unthinkable happens: they are assaulted by three young men and Liv is raped while Malte is pinned down, unable to stop them, forced to watch.
Back in Germany their life appears to return to something like normal. They continue to teach at the same high school and Malte plays weekend gigs with his band. We learn that it’s been two years since the assault. Liv has been seeing a therapist. She wants to move on, in the bedroom and otherwise, even openly talking about what happened with friends and forgiving her attacker in the abstract. But Malte is stuck, unable to absolve the rapist or more importantly, himself, for what happened. And then, he sees him. He’s ordering a kebab after what seems like a fun night out with his girlfriend. How is this even possible? With their relationship tenuously held together by the pretense of normalcy, and without the help of the police, Liv and Malte must chart a path forward, together.
Writer-director Sven Taddicken cleverly crafts an intense relationship drama and gripping revenge thriller. Aided by the strong performances of his two leads - whether preparing a meal or facing their worst nightmare head-on - the tension established in the film’s opening scenes never lets up. The Most Beautiful Couple asks how far we would go to protect those we love and, if we couldn’t protect them, how far would we go to avenge them? How far would we go to avenge ourselves? Source: TIFF, 8/21/18
Aug 17 Toronto 2018 – Exclusive: Poster for "The Most Beautiful Couple"
Sven Taddicken’s sixth feature, selected at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a story of love marked by a tragedy.
Young teacher Malte's wife Liv is raped by a young stranger in a tragic assault during their summer holidays. The couple shows astonishing strength, dealing with this traumatic event as rationally as possible. It takes a while for them to rebuild the trust in their relationship and their sexuality – things are slowly getting back to normal for the couple. Two years later, Malte meets the perpetrator again by accident. Malte cannot believe his eyes, and follows him around the city to gather information about him. But before he can tell Liv or the police, it comes to a confrontation between the two men. Malte gets sucked into his longing for justice and revenge. And it looks like the real challenge for the most beautiful couple is still to come ...
This is the synopsis for Sven Taddicken’s sixth feature, "The Most Beautiful Couple", which will have its world premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Maximilian Brückner and Luise Heyer. It was produced by One Two Films (Germany), funded by Filmstiftung NRW, MBB and the FFA, and co-produced with French outfit Arsam International. The world sales are being handled by Beta Cinema, and Zorro Film will release it in Germany.
Source: Cineuropa, 8/17/18
Aug 16 Beta Cinema adquirió "The Most Beautiful Couple"
La compañía estrenará la producción durante el Festival de Cine Internacional de Toronto como parte de los World Premiere.
Beta Cinema dio a conocer su última adquisición: el drama ‘The Most Beautiful Couple’ de Sven Taddicken. De esta manera, Beta Cinema estrenará el título durante el Festival de Cine Internacional de Toronto, como parte del programa Contemporary World Cinema del TIFF.
La historia repasa la vida de Liv y Malte, quienes se ven obligados a revisar su pasado luego de que Malte inesperadamente vea al hombre que los atacó hace dos años. Malte lucha contra la necesidad de una sangrienta venganza, mientras que Liv anhela la aceptación y la curación. ‘The Most Beautiful Couple’ es un drama fascinante sobre la dinámica en juego cuando una pareja trabaja a través del trauma de una agresión sexual.
El director de la obra, explicó: "La premisa de esta película surgió de un pensamiento de pesadilla: el peor de los casos para una pareja amorosa. Seguí obsesionándome. Finalmente me senté y empecé a pensarlo. ¿Qué tipo de resolución podría existir para una pareja en esta situación? No podía dejar de escribir. La energía que me atormentaba es la misma con la que escribí y la misma que me mantuvo escribiendo: creo que es esta energía la que mantiene a la audiencia atada a la película".
El elenco incluye a Maximilian Brückner, Luise Heyer, Leonard Kunz y Jasna Fritzi Bauer. Mientras que el equipo creativo está compuesto por Sun Bondy y Jamila Wenske (One Two Films), como productores ejecutivos, y coproducido por Ilann Girard (Arsam International). La película es una coproducción germano-francesa.
© Newsline Report, 8/16/18
Aug 14 "Das schönste Paar" / "The Most Beautiful Couple" - A couple grapples with the difficult, lingering trauma of a sexual assault and must work out how to live with that crime, themselves, and each other, in director Sven Taddicken’s intense and emotional dramatic thriller. Germany-France, 97 min.
World premiere is at the 43th Toronto International Film Festival, Sep 6-16, 2018 in the section 'Contemporary World Cinema'. Schedule and screening location(s) coming on August 21!
Sources: TIFF, and 'Toronto unveils Contemporary World Cinema, more Galas and Special Presentations', in Screen Daily, 8/14/18
Aug 7 The movie "Das schönste Paar" / "The Most Beautiful Couple" with Maximilian Brückner, Luise Heyer, Florian Bartholomäi, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Leonard Kunz, Oskar Bökelmann, Aurel Manthei, Julius Nitschkoff, Matthias Lier, writer & director: Sven Taddicken, now has an official Facebook page. But so far no known premiere or opening date.
Aug 4 Maxi early this morning on a moped riding to a nearby swimming lake: Clip
Aug 1 2018/19's program schedule of the Munich Volkstheater (with Ibsen's "The Master Builder" and Kobell's "Der Brandner Kaspar", and Maximilian Brückner as the lead in both plays) for September and October 2018 is now online. Tickets online available here and here.

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German Website Updates: 10/20 "Das schönste Paar" (The Most Beautiful Couple), "Der Mordanschlag" (The Assassination) ; 10/11 "Arctic Circle" (Ivalo), "Hindafing" ; 7/31 "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - The play on the road ; 7/28 Maximilian Brückner at the 36th Munich Filmfest 2018 ; 7/18 About Christian Stückl & the Munich Volkstheater ; 5/31 Bavarian TV Awards 2018 ; 5/15 "Tannbach II"/Mini-Series ; 5/3/2018 "Schwarzach 23 und der Schädel das Saatans" (Schwarzach 23 und Saatan's head) ; 12/19/2017 "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" (Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther) ; 11/1 Magazines

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Latest: 10/20/2018