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??

Photos - a project in the making

Maxi and I (in Bavarian)

German Filmball


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On Instagram - here & here



"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 ~

May 24 Another report from the set of "Riesending" in Marktschellenberg, with interview bits from Maximilian Brückner, Verena Altenberger und Anna Brüggemann, and with photos: Nachrichten aus dem Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land, 24.5.22
May 22 Here is the set report from the Berchtesgadener Anzeiger, with photos and interviews with lead actors Maximilian Brückner, Verena Altenberger and Anna Brüggemann: »Riesending«-Unglück wird verfilmt
May 20 "Riesending" (WT) - Bavarian and Austrian media recently visited the set in Marktschellenberg at the Untersberg:
– Bayerisches Fernsehen (BR) has a video in the BR-Mediathek with interviews with Maximilian Brückner, Verena Altenberger and director Jochen Alexander Freydank
Berchtesgadener Anzeiger on Instagram has a selfie with Maximilian Brückner and announces their report for the weekend
Salzburger Nachrichten also has a video with interviews, with Verena Altenberger, Maximilian Brückner and Anna Brüggemann
May 16 Maximilian Brückner at the premiere of the 42nd Oberammergauer Passionsspiele at the Passionstheater on May 14, 2022 in Oberammergau, Germany. Photos by Gisela Schober/Getty Images: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3. Photos by Eventpress Golejewski/Imago: photo 4, photo 5, photo 6. Photos by Sabine Brauer Photos: photo 7, photo 8, photo 9, photo 10, photo 11, and with Alexander Duda (the Brandner Kaspar): photo 12, photo 13, photo 14
– Tickets for the over 100 performances till Oct 2nd are still available through here, or check with your favorite travel agency.
May 12 Today, Karoline Herfurth's 3rd film "Wunderschön" (Beautiful) got two nominations for the German Film Awards 2022, the Lola: Best Feature Film (Producers Lothar Hellinger aund Christopher Doll) and Best Score (Annette Focks). All nominations. The award show will take place on June 24 in Berlin's Palais am Funkturm.
May 11 "Laufen" (Running) will have its world premiere at the upcoming 39th Munich International Filmfest (06/23 - 07/02/2022) on Mon, June 27, 5:30pm at the Gloria Filmpalast. 2nd screening on Tue, June 28, 9:30am at the Amerikahaus. Tickets are not on sale yet.
Director: Rainer Kaufmann ; Cast: Anna Schudt, Katharina Wackernagel, Maximilian Brückner, Gaby Dohm, Michael Abendroth, Kai Schumann, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Robin Sondermann ; Screenplay: Silke Zertz, based on the novel by Isabel Bogdan ; Section: New German TV Movies ; Country: Germany, 2022 ; Language: German ; Original version ; OT: Laufen ; 88 min ; 18+
An unconventionally kitsch-free and unsentimental treatment of coping with grief. A whole year went by before musician Juliane Hansen (Anna Schudt) was able to put her running shoes back on — a year after her partner, Johann König (Maximilian Brückner), took his own life. Although her friend Rieke (Katharina Wackernagel) offers all the support she can, Juliane feels lonely and listless. Now, running and panting, she begins to confront her thoughts, which constantly revolve around Johann, and to allow new vitality to enter her life. Source
May 1 "Goldrausch", the 32th episode of the German ZDF-crime series "Kommissarin Lucas" topped yesterdays ratings at 8:15pm with 5,59 million viewers = 22,4 % market share. Source: AGF/GfK/DAP VideoScope
April 30 👏 ¡Felicidades! El Premi a la Millor Pel·lícula és per "La Conferencia" de Matti Geschonneck. "The Conference" by Matti Geschonneck was awarded the prize for best film at the sixth international film festival Barcelona-Sant Jordi (BCN FILM FEST). Source
The BCN FILM FEST 2022 screened 70 films including 8 world premieres, 2 European, 23 Spanish and 6 Catalan premieres in six festival venues: Cines Verdi, Filmoteca de Catalunya, CaixaForum, Institut Français, Casa Seat und Institut Confuci de Barcelona.
April 28 "Drama about Riesending cave is being filmed, shooting of “Giant Thing” is underway". English source ; "Un drame sur la grotte de Riesending est en cours de tournage, le tournage est en cours". French source ; "Se está filmando el drama de la cueva de Riesending, el rodaje está en marcha". Spanish source
April 27 👏 Congratulations! "Die Wannseekonferenz" (The Conference) won the Gold World Medal in the category "Feature Films" at the current New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2022. Sources: FilmFernsehfonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Constantin Film and Deutschlandfunk, 27.4.22
April 26 A new project! "Riesending" (WT) is loosely based on the 2014 tragedy in the Riesending-Schachthöhle in the Untersberg, located between Bavaria and Austria, where a caver was buried and could be rescued severely wounded but alive after eleven days thanks to the support of over 700 helpers from seven countries. Written by Johannes Betz ("Das Boot", season 1) and directed by Oscar winner Jochen Alexander Freydank ("Toyland"). Lead actors are Verena Altenberger and Maximilian Brückner, and with Anna Brüggemann, Sabine Timoteo, Christoph Bach, Sophie Rogall, Beat Marti, Philip Birnstiel, Roland Bonjour, Isaak Dentler, Roland Silbernagl.
Filming takes place from 4. April – 25. June 2022 in Croatia, Berchtesgaden, Freilassing and round Salzburg. The 2-part TV movie will air in winter 2022 on German ARD/Das Erste und on Austrian ServusTV, and round Christmas 2022 on Swiss SRF1. Sources with content description (in German): APA-OTS and ARD/Das Erste, 26.4.22
– Verena Altenberger has posted the first pictures from filming in the Špilja Siničić cave in Croatia.
April 25 👏 Congratulations! Actor Philipp Hochmair won the Austrian "Romy"-Award as Favorite Actor Film for his role as Reinhard Heydrich in "Die Wannseekonferenz" (The Conference). The 33th Film & TV-award gala took place in the Hofburg in Vienna on April 23, 2022. All winners: Kurier, 4/23/22
Photos courtesy of Steinfeld PR & Management and of Philipp Hochmair
March 31 "Goldrausch" (Goldrush), the 32th episode of the German crime series "Kommissarin Lucas", starring Ulrike Kriener in the title role, and with Burghart Klaußner, Johannes Klaußner, Maximilian Brückner and more, with a script by Christoph Busche, and directed by Uwe Janson will have its premiere airing on German TV network ZDF on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 8:15pm.
March 30 "Die Wannseekonferenz" (The Conference) from director Matti Geschonneck is nominated for a CIVIS Media Prize 2022. CIVIS - Europe's Media Prize for Migration, Integration and Cultural Diversity and – linked to this – social cohesion in Europe honours programme achievements in radio, television and the Internet which promote peaceful coexistence in the European immigration society. The award ceremony of the CIVIS Media Prize 2022 will take place on Friday, 3 June 2022, in Cologne and will be broadcast directly via livestream. In the ARD-Mediathek, the CIVIS Award Ceremony can be accessed from 5 June 2022. ARD/Das Erste will broadcast the ceremony on Monday, 6 June 2022 at 23:35h. All informations @ CIVIS Media
Jury's remarks: "The film sticks closely to the authentic minutes of a conversation about the organisation of a mass murder. But this is much more than a window into the past. The film, depressingly brought to life by great actors, is a reminder of how far a dehumanized bureaucracy is capable of going. At the same time, it is a warning of evolving inhumanity in some right-wing discourse today."
March 24 ⚽️ If you are a Caucasian looking male between 18-32 years, a good soccer player, look like you live in Germany in the mid-60ies to the mid-70ies, and are interested in playing soccer in the 6-part mini series "Gute Freunde" (WT) for German streaming service RTL+ about the rise of the FC Bayern Munich from provincial team to the world famous successful club it is now, you find all information about the project and can apply here:
Other men, women and youth can apply as extras, background actors and atmosphere people until May 23, 2022. Filming will take place in Bavaria, Cologne, Duisburg and Berlin from end of June to early September 2022.
Apparently Maximilian Brückner might be part of the main cast, in a yet undisclosed role.
March 19 German distributor Warner Bros.: "Wunderschön" - Wart ihr schon im Kino? Wer kennt auch diesen Sturm in den Gehirnzellen, wenn man verliebt ist? 😍 Vicky (Nora Tschirner) and Franz (Maximilian Brückner) in a videoclip on Instagram
March 13 "Beautiful" (Wunderschön), Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance: Always being perfect, functioning, conforming to a role model - that's something many people struggle with day after day. This is also the case for Sonja (Karoline Herfurth), who, after two pregnancies, no longer feels really comfortable in her body and is unhappy about being reduced by her husband Milan (Friedrich Mücke) only to the role of mother. Meanwhile, Milan's mother Frauke (Martina Gedeck) despairs of her husband Wolfi (Joachim Król), who has been completely demotivated since his retirement. She doesn't want to believe that the rest of her life should look so uneventful and gray. Her daughter Julie (Emilia Schüle), on the other hand, lives in her very own world, where she wants to finally make her breakthrough as a model. But this business is absolutely merciless. Teacher Vicky (Nora Tschirner) is also merciless when it comes to men. Fun? Yes! Relationship? No way. But then she meets her new colleague Franz (Maximilian Brückner), who would like to prove to her that relationships don't necessarily have to end in a breakup. And then there's schoolgirl Leyla (Dilara Aylin Ziem), who's tired of being an outsider and finally wants to find the courage to follow her real dreams....
Full article by Sebastian Betzold for 'Frankfurt-Tipp'. Frankfurt-Tipp rating: 4,1/2⭐ out of 5⭐
March 7 On its 5th weekend, Karoline Herfurth's film "Wunderschön" (Beautiful) is now no 3 in German movie charts with 90.000 sold tickets and 860.000 Euros box office this weekend, with the new "Batman" movie new on top, and 410.000 sold tickets / 4,35 Mio. Euros BO in 640 theatres, followed by "Uncharted" with 185.000 ticket sales and 1,7 Mio. Euros BO. "Wunderschön" has now sold over 1,1 million tickets in Germany, which made it the first German movie this year with such numbers so far, only the second one overall (besides "Sing 2"), and the 3rd German movie with such sales since the beginn of the Corona pandemic. Source with the German Top 20 movies from the weekend 4.-6.3.22: Blickpunkt:Film, 3/7/22
March 1 🎭 In October 2021, the Munich Volkstheater has moved into its new building in the Tumblingerstr. 29, and therefore also the production of the play "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben", starring Maximilian Brückner - so I created a new page for it: "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - Play, in the new theatre

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German Website Updates: 5/24 "Riesending" (WT) (NEW) ; 5/12 "Wunderschön" ; 5/11 "Laufen" (Running) ; 5/1 "Kommissarin Lucas - Goldrausch" (Gold Rush) ; 4/30 "Die Wannseekonferenz" (The Conference) ; 2/22/22 "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - Play, in the new theatre (NEW), "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - Play, 2005-2020 ; 12/21/2021 "Generation Beziehungsunfähig" (Commitment Phobia) ; 12/13 Radio ; 11/13 "Oktoberfest 1900" (Oktoberfest: Blood & Beer) ; 10/20 "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo" ; 10/18 About Christian Stückl & the Munich Volkstheater ; 8/1 Advertising ; 7/13 Munich Filmfest 2021 ; 7/7 "Der Brandner Kaspar" - play on the road ; 6/7 "Wer weiss denn sowas?"

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