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 ~

Dec. I'm off on vacation, and therefore also off-line. Back round Christmas. EFi, admin
Nov 29 Another previously unpublished fashion photo of Maximilian Brückner by Christian Hartmann on Instagram - Tres chick! 👏
Nov 27 BTS set still from filming the 2nd season of "Welcome to Hindafing", showing Diana Knaacke-Weibling (Anne Schäfer) and Alfons Zischl (Maximilian Brückner): Instagram
Bayerisches Fernsehen (BR) currently airs two episodes of the 2nd season each Tuesday evening, and both seasons are also available to stream on their website:
11/26: "Hidden Champion" + "The Man of the Hour"
12/03: "Tactical Failure" + "From the Very Top"
12/10: "World Champion Exporter" + "Internal Affairs and Security"
Nov 25 "Das schönste Paar" (Chin. 風暴過後, Eng. "The Most Beautiful Couple") will open in Taiwanese movie theatres on Dec. 13, 2019. The film premiered in Taipei during the 56th Golden Horse Film Festival on Nov. 13+14 in the section 'Panorama', with writer/director Sven Taddicken attending for Q&As.
Nov 23 👏 Congratulations! Luise Heyer won the German media award Bambi as 'Actress National 2019' for her roles in "Das schönste Paar" (The Most Beautiful Couple) by Sven Taddicken and "Der Junge muss an die frische Luft" (All About Me) by Caroline Link at the 71th awards show on Nov 21, 2019 in Baden Baden. Photo + Interview video
Nov 18 "The Most Beautiful Couple" / "Cel mai frumos cuplu" has its Romanian premier screening on Fri Nov 22, 2019 / 18:30h during the Zilele Filmului German #14 / Deutsche Filmtage XIV (21.-27. Noiembrie 2019), Cinema Elvire Popesco, Bd. Dacia nr. 77, 020051 Bucuresti, România. Full program
Nov 17 New press pic of Maximilian Brückner taken at the interview day for the 2nd season of "Hindafing" in the Berlin hotel Savoy on October 16, 2019. BZ Berlin, 17.11.19
Nov 11 – Previously unpublished fashion photo of Maximilian Brückner by Christian Hartmann on Instagram - Tres chick! 👏
– Maximilian Brückner: #LETLOVEGROW #marcopolo. Photo on Instagram 🎄
🎄 Marco Polo: We’ll plant a tree for every item bought from our Xmas collection by 31 December 2019. #PlantForThePlanet #GreenChristmas 🎄 Source
Nov 10 "The Most Beautiful Couple" / "Tobula pora" screens at the Europos šalių kino forumas "Scanorama", 7.-24. November 2019 in Lithuania in the section 'Crossing Europe': Premiere is on Wed 13.11. in Vilnius at the 'Pasaka' Grand Hall at 20:30h. Also on Sun 17.11. at 15h in the 'Forum Cinemas Vingis' Hall 6 in Vilnius, and on Sat 23.11. at 21:40h and on Sun 24.11. at 15h in 'Forum Cinemas Kaunas' Hall 4 in Kaunas.
Nov 9 Yesterday evening I was at the premiers of "Arctic Circle" at 6pm, and the 2nd season of "Hindafing" at 8pm at HFF Munich, during the 5th Seriencamp Festival 2019, both attended by their leading man Maximilian Brückner.
– Photos of the German premiere of episode 1 + 2 of "Arctic Circle" : Photos
– Photos of the World- and crew premiere of episode 1 + 3 of "Hindafing 2" : Photos. More photos
Looks like chances are good that both series will get another season.
Nov 5 Special guests for "Arctic Circle" ("Ivalo") and "Welcome to Hindafing 2" at the 5th Seriencamp Festival 2019 at HFF Munich (University for Television and Film Munich) - Fr, 11/8:
➡️ ARCTIC CIRCLE: After the German premier screening of eps 1+2 actors Iina Kuustonen and Maximilian Brückner, director Hannu Salonen and producers Olli Haikka and Moritz Polter will stay for a Q&A. 18 - 19:50h, Kino 2. Free Tickets
➡️ HINDAFING: The world premiere of the 2nd season (eps 1+2) will be attended by actors Maximilian Brückner, Katrin Röver, Andreas Giebel, Petra Berndt, Roland Schreglmann, Michael Kranz and Heinz Josef Braun, writer & director Boris Kunz, producers from NeueSuper, Simon Amberger, Korbinian Dufter and Rafael Parente, writer Niklas Hoffmann and BR producer Elmar Jaeger. 20 - 22:10h, Audimaxx. Already sold out!
All guests of the festival, 8. - 11. November 2019
Nov 1 Arte France: „Hindafing“ - Un village bavarois un peu différent Cette série satirique bavaroise met en scène un maire parvenu, cumulant des problèmes de drogue et une poisse monumentale, qui entraîne un village entier dans ses propres magouilles. „Hindafing“ brosse avec un humour grinçant le portrait d’un microcosme provincial où s’entremêlent les excès de notre époque.
Saison 1 et 2 en français dans l'Arte médiathèque: Saison 1 (au 6/11/19) ; Saison 2 (au 20/11/19)
Oct 31 "Welcome to Hindafing", 2nd season: Another extended German trailer, and a new promo pic of Alfons Zischl
Oct 28 "Welcome to Hindafing", 2nd season: Extended German trailer
Arte - Programme magazine for the 2nd season
Oct 26 Turkish premier in Izmir: "Das schönste Paar" / "En Güzel Çift", Germ. w/Turk. subt., on Fr 11/15/2019, 19:30 h
5. Kino 2019 - German Films in Turkey / Alman Filmleri Türkiye'de - Film Haftasi 12. - 16.11.2019
French Cultural Institute Izmir / Frans?z Kültür Merkezi, Cumhuriyet Bulvari No. 152, 35220 Konak - Izmir. Programme
Oct 21 "A legszebb pár" / "Das schönste Paar" ("The most beautiful Couple") - Hungarian premiere in Budapest:
26. Titantic Filmfesztivál / 26e Festival International du film Titanic - Budapest, Október 21 - 27, 2019
Projections à l'Institut Français: Magyarországi Francia Intézet, Auditórium, 1011 Budapest, F? utca 17 @ 24 Octobre, 18h & 26 Octobre, 16h15
Oct 18 "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo": Ivalon jatkosta on tullut paljon kyselyitä ja toivotaan, että saamme pian vastauksia. There have been a lot of inquiries about the future of Ivalo and we hope we will get some answers soon. Source: Ivalo on Facebook, 18.10.19
Oct 16 Maximilian Brückner's press date for "Welcome to Hindafing 2" in Berlin in the Hotel Savoy, Suite 511 'Henry Miller': 2 photos on Instagram
Oct 15 World premiere of ep. 1+3 of the 2nd season of "Welcome to Hindafing" is on Nov 8, 2019, 8 - 10:10pm at Munich's Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film. Screening and Q&A with cast and crew. Free tickets.
Dubbed the Bavarian „Breaking Bad“, „Hindafing“ lets its unlikely hero, corrupt and coked-up provincial major Alfons Zischl (Maximilian Brückner), climb the political ladder. With hilarious and pitch-black results… Produced by NeueSuper, directed by Boris Kunz.
Oct 14 German premiere of ep. 1+2 of the 10-part Finnish-German TV-series "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo" is on Nov 8, 2019, 6 - 7:50pm at Munich's Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film. Producer Moritz Polter will introduce the episodes. Free tickets.
After she’s stumbled across a nearly dead prostitute that has been infected with a deadly virus, Finnish police officer Nina Kautsalo (Lina Kuustonen) teams up with German virologist Thomas Lorenz (Maximilian Brückner) to investigate a case that takes „Nordic Noir“ to new levels of white and cold. Directed by Hannu Salonen.
Oct 9 "The Most Beautiful Couple" / "Das schönste Paar" / "La coppia più bella" – "Festival del Cinema Tedesco", Roma (10.-13.10.2019): Sabato 12 ottobre, 22:30h, Cinema Giulio Cesare, Viale Giulio Cesare, 229, Roma, Italia. Ingresso libero. La registrazione non è obbligatoria ma garantisce l'accesso.
Programma e trame dettagliate. Tutti i film sono in lingua originale con sottotitoli in italiano.
Quanto dolore possono sopportare due coniugi senza perdere l’amore sia l’un per l’altro sia per se stessi? Una coppia tedesca viene inconsapevolmente osservata mentre fa l’amore sulla spiaggia di Maiorca. Qualche ora dopo gli osservatori indesiderati, tre adolescenti tedeschi, entrano nella casa di vacanza della coppia. Diventa una notte di violenza, umiliazione e anche stupro. Anni dopo, la coppia sta ancora combattendo il trauma.
Oct 4 Welcome to Hindafing II - After resigning as mayor of the provincial village of Hindafing and despite his penchant for flops, failures and a string of bad luck, Alfons Zischl (Maximilian Brückner) almost accidentally ends up becoming a representative in the Bavarian State Parliament in Munich. Yet even in this official position he quickly finds himself knee-deep in further political and personal fiascos ...
A complex, Fargo-style look at the dark underbelly of our modern Western society: Character-driven, darkly comic and unexpectedly moving. The second season of the multiple award-winning series continues its pointed, satiric look at modern political and social issues that everyone can relate to.
Story lines of the six new episodes (The Man of the Hour, Tactical Failure, From the Very Top, World Champion Exporter, International Affairs and Security), with international poster and some set stills @ Global Screen
Story line in German, episode description in German, more set stills from BR-TV
Oct 2 Six questions for Maximilian Brückner (with new set still) about the 2nd season of "Hindafing", premiering on French/German TV ARTE on Nov 7, and on Bavarian TV BR on Nov 26, 2019. Source: BR press release, 10/1/19
Oct 1 Celebrities At Munich's Oktoberfest 2019 - Day 1: Maximilian Brueckner during the 186. Oktoberfest opening at Theresienwiese on September 21, 2019: Photo with director Hannu Salonen ("Arctic Circle", "Oktoberfest 1900") and his wife Liisa, Maxi alone outside a beer tent, and alone again
Sep 26 "Das schönste Paar" / "The Most Beautiful Couple" will have its L.A. premiere at the "German Currents 2019", the 13th annual festival of German film (Oct 11-14, 2019) in the Egyptian Theatre on 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA. Phone: +1 323 466FILM
It will screen in a double feature, both with Luise Heyer in the lead, on Saturday, October 12th @ 6:30 PM "Leif in Concert Vol. 2", followed @ 9 PM "The Most Beautiful Couple". Full program, location and tickets
Sep 22 "Oktoberfest" / "Oktoberfest 1900" / "Empire Oktoberfest" (WT):
Betafilm will present the 6-part series at upcoming MIPCOM - The World's Entertainment Content Market, 14-17 October 2019, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France, to international buyers.
For that, a trailer is announced, but here is a first flyer (with pictures):
1900. Munich's Oktoberfest. A traditional annual celebration of the long-since-faded Bavarian royalty. After already running for nearly a century, it is a major source of income – especially for the city's brewery bosses. Many are reliant on the profits made from selling beer at the Oktoberfest, as is the small family brewery headed by Ignaz and Maria Hoflinger (Francis Fulton-Smith and Martina Gedeck). When Curt Prank (Mišel Maticevic), a new player, comes to town, his ruthless acquisition methods upset the balance of power. Resisting his shadowy buy-out, Maria soon pays a bloody price for sticking to her guns. The thirst for revenge leads to a devastating and vicious war breaking out among Munich's beer mafia, revealing the ugly face that lurks behind the festive façade of the Oktoberfest. Yet in the chaos, a forbidden love between Maria's elder son Roman (Klaus Steinbacher) and Curt's beautiful daughter Clara (Mercedes Müller) is blossoming…
Sep 20 "Das schönste Paar" / "The Most Beautiful Couple" screening at the KINO/19 German Film Festival (11.-20.10.2019) in Hong Kong and Macau, China. Screening schedule: 12.10., 16:20 PM - Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre and 17.10., 19:30 PM - Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive. Full schedule. Tickets
Sep 19 "Wunderschön" / "Beautiful" (WT):
– Maximilian Brückner and Friedrich Mücke: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It’s a wrap. @friedrichmuecke #blablabla. Photo on Instagram, 18.9.19
– Maximilian Brückner - singing with Nora Tschirner: Take care to have knowledge about the condition of your flocks, looking well after your herds =27:23 @normatschernau @karolineherfurth @emilia.schuele @friedrichmuecke #wunderschön #blablabla. Video on Instagram, 19.9.19
Sep 10 "Hindafing": The six episodes of the 1st season will re-air on German TV networks BR and ARTE, starting mid-October, with the six episodes of the 2nd season premiering in mid-November on both.
"Welcome to Hindafing II": After resigning as major of the provincial village of Hindafing and despite his penchant for flops, failures and a string of bad luck, Alfons Zischl (Maximilian Brückner) almost accidentally ends up becoming a representative of the Bavarian State Parliament. Yet even in this official position he quickly finds himself knee-deep in further political and personal fiascos and hell. Language Versions: German [OV], English [ST], French [DUB]
Source: Global Screen
Global Screen will present the 2nd season of the series to international buyers at upcoming MIPCOM - The World's Entertainment Content Market, 14-17 October 2019, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Sep 9 "Das schönste Paar" / "The Most Beautiful Couple" will screen on Sun 6.10. at 18:30h at the 24. Festival du Cinéma Allemand à Paris (2. - 8.10.19), in the L'Arlequin cinema, 76 Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris, France.
Liv et Malte, tous deux enseignants, forment un couple heureux. Lors de leurs vacances estivales sur une île en Méditerranée, ils voient soudain leur idylle voler en éclats quand ils subissent une attaque par trois jeunes qui se transforme en agression sexuelle. Leur vie s’en trouve bouleversée. Mais ils tiennent à leur relation. Deux ans plus tard, Malte tombe par hasard sur l’un des auteurs du crime et veut faire justice.
The Goethe-Institut Paris focuses on the German actress Luise Heyer as part of the 24th German Film Festival. She is the face of the campaign 'Face to Face with German Films' in 2019.
10 Films in competition, 17 short films, 6 special screenings: Full programm
Sep 2 🏆 Congratulation! 👏 Glückwunsch! 🥇 Two Awards for "Das schönste Paar" at the 27th 'Love is Folly' International Film Festival in Varna, Bulgaria. The award ceremony of the 27th International Film Festival “Love is Folly” was held on 30th August 2019. The jury, consisting of the president Victor Chouchkov Jr. and members Alexander Perkins, Irina Lindt, Ileana Pernes Danalache and Cigdem Sezgin, presented the following awards:
⭐️ 'Best Actor Award' to Maximilian Brückner for his role in the film “The Most Beautiful Couple”, directed by Sven Taddicken. Jury member, actress Irina Lindt with the certificate, and the award statuette for Maximilian Brückner: Photo
⭐️ 'Special Jury Award For Best Director' to Sven Taddicken - director of the film “The Most Beautiful Couple”. Sven Taddicken thanked with a video for his award: Photo. All awards

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German Website Updates: 11/27 "Hindafing 2" (Welcome to Hindafing) ; 11/25 "Das schönste Paar" (The Most Beautiful Couple), "The Most Beautiful Couple" - Premieres and Reviews ; 11/23 "Oktoberfest 1900" / (Empire Oktoberfest) (WT) ; 11/10 "Arctic Circle" (Ivalo), "Hindafing", "Hindafing" - Episode guide ; 10/13 "Wunderschön" (WT) (NEW) ; 9/28 "Nachtschicht - Cash & Carry ; 9/14 About Christian Stückl & the Munich Volkstheater ; 8/31 Awards ; 7/28 "Inas Nacht" - Talkshow ; 7/13 Maximilian Brückner at the 37th Munich Filmfest 2019 ; 7/10 "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" - Play ; 6/2 "Schwarzach 23 und das mörderische Ich" (Schwarzach 23 and the deadly me) ; 5/16 Magazines ; 1/19 "Baumeister Solness" (Henrik Ibsen's Masterbuilder) ; 1/14 "Der Mordanschlag" (The Assassination)

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Latest: 11/30/2019