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 15 World premiere of ep. 1+2 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
Aug 30 "The Most Beautiful Couple" / "La Pareja Perfecta" will screen at the 19. Festival de Cine Alemán (12. - 18.9.2019) in Buenos Aires, Argentinia, on Mon 16.9. at 17h at Village Cines Recoleta, Vicente López 2050, C1113 CABA, and on Tue 17.9. at 19:40h at Village Cines Caballito, Avenida Rivadavia 5071, C1424 CEF Buenos Aires.
Una pareja enamorada es asaltada y humillada en sus vacaciones en Mallorca. De regreso a Berlín, donde trabajan como profesores de la misma escuela, comienzan a hacer terapia y tratan de retomar su rutina conyugal. Pero cuando Malte se cruza accidentalmente con uno de los agresores, la obsesión de venganza se apodera de él. La historia se adentra poco a poco en los caminos de la perdición y el tormento psicológico. Las imágenes dan paso a una suerte de ansiedad sin tregua en cuyo fondo proliferan las disyuntivas éticas, por la impotencia y la incomprensión, por el amor y la traición. Sven Taddicken aborda este complejo drama con tensión y ritmo admirables, cuidando tanto los elementos del thriller como los propios del melodrama y la crónica social. En su condición de agredidos, Malte (Maximilian Brückner) y Liv (Luise Heyer) se enfrentan al trauma de maneras muy distintas, ya sea desde la culpa, la venganza o el perdón. Pero el miedo está por encima de todo. ¿Existe una verdadera forma de compensación? ¿Podrán algún día continuar con su vida en paz?
Ticket sales start on 5.9. Full programme.
Aug 19 "Wunderschön" / "Beautiful" (WT), the next movie from German actress and director Karoline Herfurth (Perfume, F*ck you Goethe, Sweethearts) from Hellinger / Doll Filmproduktion, in which Maximilian Brückner will play someone by the name of "Franz", is already filming - like in the stadium of Berlin baseball team 'Berlin Flamingos', who created new a new logo for their caps for the occasion: Photo, and a first set report from Berlin. Also in the cast are Martina Gedeck (Lives of the Others, Tannbach, Empire Oktoberfest), Nora Tschirner (Jerks, Scene of the Crime - Weimar), Emilia Schüle (Cheeky Girls, Ku'damm 56 + 59, Charité, Berlin Station), Friedrich Mücke (Friendship!, Balloon), Diego Wallraff (The Leftovers, Seal Team) and Joachim Król (Reformation, Mack the Knife - Brecht's Three Penny Film, All About Me), several female baseball players, and many young actors. Distributor: Warner Bros., planned film start in D/A/D-CH: 5.11.2020
Aug 13 18a Semana de Cine Alemán, México 2019: "The Most Beautiful Couple" / "La pareja más bella"
- screens at Goethe-Institut on Wed Aug, 14, 20:00 hrs - Tonalá 43, Col. Roma, Ciudad de México, Tel. (55) 52070487 ;
- screens at Cinepolis Diana on Wed Aug 14, 22:05 hrs - Av. Paseo de la Reforma 423, Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México, Tel. (55) 21226060 ;
- screens at Cineteca Nacional, Sala 3 on Thu Aug 15, 21:00 hrs + Sat Aug 17, 15:00 hrs - Av. México-Coyoacán 389 Col. Xoco, C.P. 3330, Deleg. Benito Juárez México, Ciudad de México, Cartelera telefónica: (55) 41551190
Liv y Malte se ven forzados a revivir su pasado cuando Malte se encuentra con el hombre que asaltó sexualmente a Liv dos años antes. Mientras ella trata de superar el trauma, Malte intenta contener sus ansías de venganza, lo que poco a poco comienza a perjudicar su relación. Apoyada en las interpretaciones de Luise Heyer y Maximilian Brückner, "La pareja más bella" explora la toxicidad y dolor que producen las reacciones humanas ante un Trauma.
Full program. After the German Film week in Ciudad de México, the program will also be shown in Guadalajara, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Playa del Carmen, San Luis Potosí, Tijuana, Toluca and Guanajuato.
Aug 12 "Das schönste Paar" ("The Most Beautiful Couple") - from Sven Taddicken, with Luise Heyer and Maximilian Brückner - screens in competition at the 15th Festival of German Films (21.8. - 8.9.2019) in Ludwigshafen. Times: Wed 28.8., 18:45 h, Festivalkino II, Thu 29.8., 21:30h, Festivalkino I, Fri 30.8., 15:00 h, Festivalkino II. Writer/Director Sven Taddicken will talk about the movie after all three screenings. Tickets.
Programmers Dr. Michael Kötz & Dr. Josef Schnelle introduce the film in this video.
Aug 11 "Oktoberfest 1900" (WT): Maximilian Brückner a.k.a. Mr. Stifter outside castle Drachenburg: My home is my castle #octoberfest #blood&beer #blablabla. Video on Instagram, 11.8.19 Filming there will continue tomorrow and the day after. Post-production will start on Aug 16.
Aug 8 "The Most Beautiful Couple" screens in competition at the 27th 'Love is Folly' International Film Festival (23.8. - 1.9.2019) in Varna, Bulgaria: Tue 27.8., 17:00 h, Festival and Congress Centre, Hall 2/Europe Hall, "Slivnitsa" 2, 9000 Varna Center, Varna – Festival Tickets
Aug 6 "Oktoberfest 1900" (AT) / "Empire Oktoberfest" (WT): Maxi on set: Meet lovely Mr Stifter. You won't like him. #Octoberfest #blood&beer #blablabla. Photo on Instagram
Aug 1 "Oktoberfest - 1900" (WT): Pictures from yesterday's set near Dachau, Bavaria: BlickpunktFilm, set photos from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, more photos of the actors - but no Maxi
July 30 "Oktoberfest - 1900" (WT): Production will continue at Schloss Drachenburg near Königswinter/Bonn, from Mon 8/5 to Sat 8/14 - no infos which actors will be there. Except for filming days 8/8+9 and 8/12+13 the castle will stay open to visitors. Source
July 25 Photos and a little clip with actors Charly Hübner, Maximilian Brückner and host Ina Müller from the taping of the talkshow "Ina's Nacht" on June 7: Instagram
July 21 "Oktoberfest 1900" (AT) / "Empire Oktoberfest" (WT): Maxi at the costume fitting. Man in black. Photo on Instagram
July 19 Set report in French from filming "Oktoberfest - 1900" / "Empire Oktoberfest" (WT) in Prague, with photos and interviews in English with director Hannu Salonen, set designer Benedikt Herforth, DoP Felix Cramer, writer Ronny Schalk, producers Till Derenbach and Alexis von Wittgenstein, and lead actor Mišel Matičević: Reportage sur la série allemande Empire Oktoberfest! Je vous raconte mon incroyable à Prague sur le tournage de la série qui célèbre Oktoberfest avec des interviews vidéos inédites, des photos et des infos passionnantes: Récit de tournage.
Source: Lubiie @ Lubie-en-Série, July 16, 2019
July 17 Photos from the taping of the talkshow "Ina's Nacht" in Hamburg. Guests: Maximilian Brückner, fellow actor Charly Hübner and German bands "Giant Rooks" and "Grossstadtgeflüster", host: Ina Müller. The show will premiere on German TV ARD on Sat 7/27 at 23:50h.
July 13 Pictures of Maximilian Brückner at the 37th Munich Filmfest, June 27 - July 6, 2019
July 10 "Arctic Circle" / "Ivalo" : ZDF acquires crime thriller series "Arctic Circle"
– Munich - German public broadcaster ZDF has secured the first Finnish-German drama co-production, "Arctic Circle" (10 x 45’), an Elisa Viihde original series, from Bavaria Fiction. Co-produced by Yellow Film & TV, the largest independent production company in the Nordics, and Bavaria Fiction, one of Europe’s largest production companies, the acclaimed crime-thriller series will now be available to German audiences next year on ZDF. The worldwide premiere of "Arctic Circle" (Finnish title: Ivalo) aired on Elisa Viihde on 21 December 2018, featuring a star-studded cast including Iina Kuustonen (Nurses), Maximilian Brückner (War Horse), Clemens Schick (Casino Royale) and Pihla Viitala (Black Widows). Directed by Hannu Salonen (Shades of Guilt), "Arctic Circle" is executive produced by Milla Bruneau (Nurses) from Yellow Film & TV’s and Bavaria Fiction’s Moritz Polter (Das Boot). Sources: Bavaria Fiction Newsroom and ZDF, 07/10/2019
– ZDF acquires Finnish drama: German public broadcaster ZDF has acquired rights to Arctic Circle, the hit original drama from Finnish streamer Elisa Viihde. The Lapland-set show, co-produced by Yellow Film & TV and Bavaria Fiction, has already been picked up in more than 20 countries including Spain and the Netherlands, as well as by broadcaster YLE in Finland. It is sold by Lagardère Studios Distribution around the world and by Bavaria Fiction in Germany. The series is also available on Elisa’s Nordic TV service in China and streaming service Aitio. Source: TBI
July 6 Maxi back home on his farm in Bavarian Chiemgau, riding a tractor.
bruecknermaximilian: Home sweet home #blablabla. Video @
July 3 #ffmuc - Yesterday evening Maximilian Brückner was one of the guests at the "Bavaria Film Fest Reception - One Hundred Years in Motion" in Geiselgasteig - photos, and later also at the 20th "13th Street Shocking Short" Award ceremony and party at the Müller'sche Volksbad in Munich. Source
July 2 #ffmuc - Earlier today German TV network ZDF held its annual "Get Together" in H'ugo's restaurant: Maxi with actress Gisela Schneeberger, Maxi on the grey carpet, Maxi takes a pic of actor Tobias Van Dieken, Tobi takes a pic of Maxi. Photos Claudia A.

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German Website Updates: 10/15 "Hindafing", "Hindafing 2" (Welcome to Hindafing), "Hindafing" - Episodeguide ; 10/14 "Arctic Circle" (Ivalo) ; 9/28 "Nachtschicht - Cash & Carry ; 9/26 "Das schönste Paar" (The Most Beautiful Couple), "The Most Beautiful Couple" - Premieres and Reviews ; 9/22 "Oktoberfest 1900" / (Empire Oktoberfest) (WT) ; 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) ; 1/14/2019 "Der Mordanschlag" (The Assassination) ; 11/20/2018 "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" (Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther) ; 11/5 Radio

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