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 ~

Nov 27 The opening date for Karoline Herfurth's film "Wunderschön", starring herself, Emilia Schüle, Martina Gedeck, Nora Tschirner, Joachim Krol, Maximilian Brückner, Friedrich Mücke and more, has again been pushed back, now due to the increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections and the movie theatre closures till the end of 2020. So far no new date. 1st Trailer
Nov 20 ❄️ "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo":
– Loistavia uutisia: Ivalon 2. kausi nähdään Elisa Viihde Viaplay - suoratoistopalvelussa vuoden 2021 lopulla! 😍🤩 Mitä odotat uudelta kaudelta? Source: Ivalosarja on Facebook, 11/20/20
Loose translation: Great news: Ivalo is getting a sequel! Ivalo's 2nd season will be shown on Elisa Entertainment Viaplay's live service at the end of 2021! 😍🤩 What do you expect from the new season?
– First Look Media’s niche streaming service Topic has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to the second season of the Nordic thriller “Arctic Circle,” which just started shooting in the icy wilderness of Lapland: The series’s 2nd season will be filming until March and will launch on Elisa at the end of the year. The show is headlined by Iina Kuustonen, Pihla Viitala, Mikko Leppilampi and Max Brückner. Some foreign actors will also be joining the cast of season two, which is being directed by Juha Lankinen (“Downshifters 3”) and Jussi Hiltunen (“Law of the Land”). “Arctic Circle’s” second season begins six months after the end of the first. Nina Kautsalo (Iina Kuustonen) has transferred to the police department in Rovaniemi so she can better care for her special-needs daughter and cancer-afflicted mother. When a person close to Nina is murdered, she joins a new Finnish-Russian police unit to find the killer, leading her to an international hunting association in Russia and the unsolved murder of an Olympic athlete. Full article @ Variety, 11/20/20
Nov 19 ❄️ "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo": Elisa Viihteen kaikkien aikojen katsotuin alkuperäissarja Ivalo (Arctic Circle) saa jatkoa.
Yli kahteenkymmeneen maahan myydyn rikosdraaman uudet jaksot tulevat katsottavaksi Elisa Viihde Viaplay - suoratoistopalveluun loppuvuodesta 2021. Full article from Elisa Corporation @ EPressi, 19.11.20
Loose translation: Elisa Entertainment's most watched original series Ivalo (Arctic Circle) continues. New episodes of the crime drama, which has been sold to more than twenty countries (including Germany and Spain), will be screened on Elisa Viihde Viaplay streaming service in late 2021. Filming for the second season of the Ivalo series begins today. The second season of the series, which will be filmed in Lapland and the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, will feature actors Iina Kuustonen, Pihla Viitala, Mikko Leppilampi, Kari Ketonen, Inka Kallén, Taneli Mäkelä and Susanna Haavisto from the first season. The new cast includes Mikko Nousiainen, Pertti Koivula, Wenla Reimaluoto and international actors to be announced later. The second season will be directed by Juha Lankinen (Downshifters 3) and Jussi Hiltunen (Ruthless Land). The series, which will be filmed in November to February, has already been sold to US streaming service Topic. It was written by Iiro Küttner, Reeta Ruotsalainen and Aleksi Delikouras. The series is produced by Yellow Film & TV, produced by Jarkko Hentula and by Olli Haikka and Marko Talli. The second season of the series will be carried out in cooperation with Business Finland and The Finnish Broadcasting Company. Lagardère Studios Distribution, a French company that is a key player in the industry in Europe, is responsible for international distribution.
Nov 19 Actors Frederic Linkemann and Maximilian Brückner in uniform - another photo from the set of the Wannsee Conference film: Instagram, 19.11.20
Nov 18 I have updated my site for "Die Wannseekonferenz" (The Wannsee Conference) with BTS photos from yesterdays 11th day of filming.
Nov 10 🍻 "Oktoberfest 1900" (in German ARD-Mediathek) / "Oktoberfest - Beer and Blood" (on global Netflix):
80-Minute Podcast with series director Hannu Salonen and DoP Felix Cramer on "Visual Revolutionary", recorded in October 2020.
Episode #153: They join Ric Stovall's podcast to talk about their journey from film students in Germany to building a career in film and television that would lead to working together on this beautiful visual presentation of historical fiction. During our conversation we talk about what they are currently working on and how it's been effected by Covid, how they went about creating some of the amazing long one take shots that help to set "Oktoberfest" apart from other shows, where they draw creative inspiration from and how they keep from getting burned out, and the advice they give to others hoping to one day tell their own stories.
Nov 9 Due to the increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections in Germany, the federal and state governments have issued a ban on theatres, cinemas and concerts from 2 to 30 November 2020. All November performances have therefore been cancelled.
But the new building of the Munich Volkstheater continues to make progress. Poster and article with construction site photos in "Münchner Abendzeitung", 9.11.20
Nov 8 Preparing for "Die Wannseekonferenz": Shooting together..... finally. 😝 @philipphochmair. Photo of Maximilian Brückner with Philipp Hochmair on Instagram
Oct 31 🎃 "Happy Halloween" with the Boandlkramer 🎃
Oct 31 This is the only photo of Maximilian Brückner that made it into the print edition of "Esquire Germany". It has a brief description and the link to the other - *blood drenched* - photos and the interview, which is only available online here.
Oct 30 Screenshot and video from the photo shooting and interview with Maximilian Brückner and photographer Simon Lohmeyer for "Esquire Germany", Winter 20/21, now available in print and as an e-paper: Article, which is only available online.
Oct 29 The opening date for Karoline Herfurth's film "Wunderschön", starring herself, Emilia Schüle, Martina Gedeck, Nora Tschirner, Joachim Krol, Maximilian Brückner, Friedrich Mücke and more, for Germany and German Switzerland has again been pushed back, now to Dec 17, and for Austria to Dec 18, 2020.
Oct 27 "Die Wannseekonferenz" (The Wannsee Conference) - Maxi becoming Dr. Schöngarth. "New haircut new project 😎". Photo of Maximilian Brückner on Instagram today
Oct 26 Brand new highly entertaining 80-minute 'Vodcast with Maximilian Brückner' and host Oliver Rothstein (in German) at "Geheimtipp München" on their YouTube Channel and on Facebook. 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 10 🍻 "Oktoberfest: Beer and Blood" isn't a limited series says director, confirms Season 2 is in works
Director Hannu Salonen and DoP Felix Cramer, speaking exclusively to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), said, 'We’re having some fun imagining a second season... There might be some new players coming in -- mighty players'
Interview by Pathikrit Sanyal on MEAWW, 10/7/20
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

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German Website Updates: 11/28 "Die Wannseekonferenz" (The Wannsee Conference) (WT) (NEW) ; 11/27 "Wunderschön" ; 11/20 "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo" ; 11/18 About Christian Stückl & the Munich Volkstheater ; 11/1 Magazines/Articles, Maxi about Maxi ; 10/16 "Oktoberfest 1900" (Oktoberfest: Blood & Beer) ; 10/8 "Hindafing 2" (Welcome to Hindafing) ; 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) ; 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 ; 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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