a personal matter:
I will be on vacation until mid-/late April. And I'll be offline, so no
news or updates here. No, I won't visit the 'Arctic Circle' - instead a
country with no snow and lots of sun.
Also, the data of all my websites have to be merged and then
transferred to a new server, which means they might be unavailable at
Until then - Happy Easter! EFi, webmiss
has apparently found a new friend! Video
for "Schwarzach 23 and the Head of Saatan" ("Schwarzach 23 und der
Schädel des Saatans"), which will air on German TV network ZDF
on Monday, 30. April at 8:15pm.
his time in the snow and ice of Lapland
On 'safari' with Kari Ketonen: Photo,
and videoclips with Janne Kataja: Clip
1 and Clip
photo "200 meters below ground"
(in the Tytyr mine in Lohja) from Joi Johannson with fellow actors
Chike Ohanwe, Clemens Schick and
Bavaria Fiction of Maximilian
Brückner, Clemens Schick, director Hannu Salonen and
producers Milla Bruneau (Finland) and Moritz Polter (Germany) from the
press event for "Arctic Circle" in Inari in
early February: "Actors
between light and ice! Tervehdys!"
Circle" and "Bullet" from Yellow Film
& TV and Elisa Viihdaare were
selected for MIPDrama Buyers's Summit, to be sneak-previewed to some
450 TV executives in Cannes on April 8, prior to the MIP-TV from 9.-12.
April 2018. Source: Arcticle from Nordisk
Film & TV Fond, 3/5/18
is nominated for an Austrian Kurier ROMY-Academy Award as 'Best
TV-Series'. The awards will be handed out on April 5 in the Grand Hotel
in Vienna. All nominees
Circle" is one of only six productions that will be presented to
international buyers at the MIPDrama Buyers' Summit during the upcoming
MIP-TV in Cannes (France), 9. - 12. April 2018. They will be shown a
15minute teaser of the €6.5 million ($7.5 million) budgeted
10x50 min Finnish/German series.
Interview in German (with video) with executive producer Moritz
Polter of Bavaria Fiction during the press event in Inari in early
February at DWDL.de,
"Arctic Circle" goes beyond polar landscapes: The Finnish-German crime
series aimes to attract an international audience with an A-list cast
and gripping narration. Article in Cineuropa,
Circle": 'The Location Guide'
was asked by House of Lapland, Bavaria
Fiction, Yellow Film
& TV and Elisa Viihda to go on location in Finnish Lapland with
the upcoming "Arctic Circle". Currently filming on location in Inari,
the project will spend three months shooting in Finnish Lapland amidst
snowy backdrops and freezing temperatures. Principal
"Arctic Circle" originally began in November 2017 in Helsinki with the
Finnish capital being used for interiors and studio shoots. The
production will also travel to Northern Norway to double for parts of
Russia. "Arctic Circle" is scheduled to premiere in Q4 2018.
Full article "Filming Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland: How a
Finnish/German co-production is reinventing Nordic Noir" by Tom Deekan
in The Location Guide,
photos from the press event on the set of "Actic Circle" / "Ivalo" in
Lapland last week: Bavaria
Fiction, and Film
Lapland and here
Finnish set reports from the filming location of "Arctic Circle" /
"Ivalo" in Kaunispää (Inari):
- Ivalon kylmätkuvaukset kiinnostavat ulkomailla -
ohjaaja näyttää mallia, miten pukeudutaan
Report with photo of director
Hannu Salonen, perfectly protected against - 40° C, 2/11/18
- Raha tuo televisiokuvauksia Suomeen: Another
of Iina Kuustonen, Maximilian Brückner, Joi Johannson and
Schick in action, 2/12/18
of Clemens Schick and Maximilian Brückner on
Circle" / "Ivalo" - Set reports
(in Finnish) about the 10part Finnish-German crime series:
- Lapissa kuvataan jättimäista
- tv-sarjaa - pääoissa Iina Kuustonen ja Pihla
Vitala: Report with photos
of Maximilian Brückner and Iina
Kuustonen from the studio set in Helsinki, 2/6/18
- Iina Kuustonen palasi töihin äitiyslomalta - kuvaa
megasarjaa: Report with photos and video
of Iina Kuustonen, Maximilian Brückner, Joi Johannson, Clemens
Schick and director Hannu Salonen from filming in the snow of Lapland,
- Lapissa kuvataan kansainvälistä rikossarjaa -
Iina Kuustonen kuin Bond-näyttelijäkin: Report with photos and video
from Lapland, 2/8/18
- Kansainvälista Ivalo-sarjaa kuvataan Lapin
tältä kuvauksissa näytti: Another set report with photos
from Lapland, 2/8/18
selfie from Maxi from yesterday:
First Day in Lapland! #ArcticCircle #Lapland #YellowFilms #Finland"
is apparently back in Lapland since yesterday afternoon to continue
filming for "Arctic Circle" - see his
selfie from Lapland Airport.
Looks like it is very cold up there ...
Nadine Rupp has published four pix of Maxi with his sheep and goats,
taken last summer on the family's farm grounds, both on her Instagram
PR agency Schumacher has also changed his promotion photo to this new head shot,
© Christian Hartmann /
so far unknown
promo picture of Maxi surfaced
on the website of photographer Andreas [FranzXaver]
photos taken in the Tytyr
mine in Lohja.
Schick is now also in Finland for the filming of "Arctic
Circle" ("Ivalo"). Yesterday he has posted a picture from the set
on his Facebook page with
Kuustonen and Maximilian Brückner. Today Maxi has
posted a similar photo, but in b&w: "Operation
is goofing around on the set of "Artic Circle". Video: "Some
crazy guy on the set!"
'other' German Emmys: 54th Grimme-Preis
The 6-part series "Hindafing" is nominated in the category 'Fiction'.
Winners will be announced on March 14, and the awards will be handed
out on April 13, 2018 in the town
of Marl. Sources: Grimme-Preis.de,
of and from Maxi from earlier today in Helsinki: "Nice
#finland #helsinki #arcticcircle
Maxi - Cheers to a great new year!
of picture of Maxi
as Gustl Schober in
"Tannbach - Line of Separation" announcing the airing of season 2's
three episodes on German
TV network ZDF on Jan 8, 10 and
from yesterday outside Maxi's home: "Building
a fence in the rain"
Brückner's 39th birthday is on Wed, Jan 10.
If you want to send
him greetings and best wishes, those should either
be sent to the address of the family business Trachten
Brückner or to his
Lambsdorff (that also handles
early this morning, Maxi
went skiing: Selfie
in the morning dawn – Video
on the way up – Selfie
up on the mountain: "My
personal number one: Kampenwand in
Aschau" – Video
from his downhill race (without
German Emmys: Deutscher
Fernsehpreis 2018 #dfp18
(BR/NEUESUPER) is nominated as 'Best Drama Series', and Maximilian
Brückner is nominated as 'Best Actor', both for his role as
Zischl in "Hindafing", and as Martin Luther in "Reformation"/"Zwischen
Himmel und Hölle"
The awards will be handed out on Jan 26, 2018
in Cologne's Palladium. All
Fernsehpreis, Neue Super,
and UFA Fiction,
selfie back home with goat and sheep
from earlier today
for the first block of "Arctic Circle" has wrapped, and Maximilian
Brückner is back in
Bavaria until January 2018. Selfie
from Helsinki: "Kiitos
Finnland" (Thank you Finland). And another selfie from the harbour
Martin Luther - in Helsinki today: Selfie
you spot Maxi??"
... at the Christmas party of 'Yellow
Film & TV', the production company of "Arctic Circle": Photo
celebrates its 100th anniversary of independence from Russia
various parades and partys, and Maxi celebrates with them: Selfie
from this evening #IndependenceDay
from Maxi from the set of "Arctic Circle": "Back
in the lab"
#Helsinki #IinaKuustonen #YellowBirdFilms
from Maxi from noon today: "Christmas
market in Helsinki.
#arcticcircle #helsinki #christmas #Finnland
Brückner is in Helsinki/Finland since yesterday as
filming for the Finnish-German TV series "Arctic Circle" will start
there tomorrow: Selfie
"Back in Finland"
Circle": Acclaimed international cast confirmed, as
Lagardère Studios Distribution signs global distribution of
crime thriller Arctic Circle.
The series, to be filmed in Finnish Lapland, has completed its cast
with new names. Lead roles will feature Iina
Kuustonen, Pihla Vitala and acclaimed German actors Maximilian
Clemens Schick. The Finnish-German co-production will be directed by
Hannu Salonen. It will start shooting in a studio in Helsinki at the
end of November. The production will continue filming on location in
Lapland during winter 2018.
The series is co-produced by Yellow Film
& TV, the largest independent production company in the
Nordics, and Bavaria Fiction, one of Europe's largest production
companies. Operating under House of Lapland, the Finnish Lapland Film
Commission is collaborating with the production and has, among other
provided assistance with location scouting and finding support services.
The series has gained international notice as it was accepted into
C21's Drama Series Pitch Competition and is one of eight finalists who
will have the opportunity to pitch their series to key international
buyers and commissioners in London on November 29. The winning project
will be announced at The International Drama Awards, which takes place
later that day.
Brunswick Herald (Canada)
& C21's Drama
Series Pitch (UK),
Most Beautiful Couple" / "Das
New set still on the website of the production company OneTwoFilms of Maxi (as Malte) in the boxing ring
- sporting impressive muscles ...
Circle" / Finnish title: "Ivalo": This is the international TV crime
mini-series for which Maxi was in talks in Helsinki in August and
October. It is a 10x50 mins Finnish-German co-production from Yellow
Film & TV and Bavarian Fiction for Finnish VoD service
Elisa Viihe (2018). YLE, the public Finnish TV network has the free-TV
rights, Lagardère Studios Distribution handles nternational
Filming takes place in Lapland between 11/27/17 and 5/31/18.
The series, set in Lapland, follows a Finnish policewoman who
finds a nearly dead prostitute in a cabin in the wilderness. However,
she is discovered to have a deadly virus in her system and a German
virologist travels to Lapland to investigate.
The leads: Iina
Kuustonen (Nurses, FC Venus) as police officer Nina Kautsalo,
Maximilian Brückner as German virologist Thomas Lorenz,
Clemens Schick (James Bond - Casino Royale, Overdrive) as Marcus
Eiben, multimillionaire and CEO of a pharmaceutical company, and Pihla
Vitala (Black Widow, Hansel &
Gretel) as Nina's sister Marita. Director: Hannu Salonen (Scene of the
Crime, Shades of Guilt). Producer: Olli Haikka (Borg/McEnroe). Budget:
€6.5 million ($7.5 million)
Film & TV, Bavaria
Studios Distribution, Yahoo,
Poster and set stills on IMDb,
Himmel und Hölle" ("Reformation: The Story of Martin Luther")
is available in the ZDF-Mediaplayer
until January 28, 2018
("Reformation") airs on Mon Oct 30 both on Austrian
ORF2 and German ZDF : ZDF long trailer
- 3 Questions for Maximilian
Brückner about his role
as Martin Luther
- Maximilian Brückner speaks
about Luther's thesis
- The film is a nominee
for the Golden Camera of the
Episodes 4 - 6 will be broadcast on German TV network ZDF early next
year, on Mon 1/8, Wed 1/10 and Thu 1/11/2018.
Krieges", the 4th episode had its premiere on June 29, 2017 at the 35th
The Story of Martin Luther" is still available through the BBC iPlayer
(although only within the UK) until mid-November: Episode
from ep. 1, and "The
Bible for all" from ep. 2
you happen to be in Bangkok in early November, you could watch the
German/Bavarian TV-Series "Hindafing",
that is screened during the film and television showcase from Bavaria "Bayern
meets Bangkok", 1.-5. Nov. 2017.
Screening dates: Fri 11/3 at 7:30pm (episode 1-3) and on Sat 11/4, also
(episode 4-6). Language: German with Thai and English subtitles ; Free
admission. Ticket phone: 02-1088231/32
Where: BKKSR - The
Bangkok Screening Room is
located on 2nd floor of the Woof Pack building (where 7-11 is) on the
corner of Sala Daeng Soi 1 and Rama IV, Silom, Bangkok. It is located
opposite the U Chu Liang building.
The Story of Martin Luther" will be broadcast on British TV BBC Four
German OV with
English subtitles): Part
1 on Tue 17th Oct, and Part
2 on Wed 18th Oct 2017, both
starting at 22
from part 1, and "The
Bible for all" from part 2
Himmel und Hölle"
- Its world premiere
was on Mon 10/9 for part 1 and on Tue 10/10 for part 2, free of
charge at the Portland German Filmfestival 2017, in Portland, Oregon,
USA. More infos here
- 1st Preview in Berlin on Wed 10/11 in the Astor Filmlounge with many
the actors and crew members: Berliner
Morgenpost ; Maximilian
on Instagram ; More photos through this link from Sulu Press
; Photo of the day: Blickpunkt
Film ; More photos from Berlin
from production company UFA
- 2nd Preview in Munich on Thu 10/12 in the Sendlinger Tor Filmtheater
most beautiful Couple" ("Das
directed by Sven Taddicken starring Maximilian Brückner, Luise
Heyer and Jasna Fritzi Bauer is now in post-production. Zorro Films
will release it in Germany next year, with Beta Cinema handling
international sales. Source: Cineuropa
Himmel und Hölle" will be broadcast on
Austrian TV ORF2 on Mon, Oct 30,
2017 at 20:15h. Repeat on Thu, Nov 2 at 01:05h.
The Story of Martin Luther" with Maximilian Brückner in the
lead: New stills on ZDF-Presseportal
and on Universum
Film. To be released on Nov 3
under the title "Zwischen
Himmel und Hölle - Luther und die Macht des Wortes" on DVD and
(Reformation) to be broadcast on Oct 30, 2017 on German TV
network ZDF. Source (with new information about the film, interviews
and new photos): ZDF-Presseportal,
- "Zwischen Himmel und Hölle" - Reformation or Revolution?
Source (with more information about the film, interviews and different
- Picture collection
- "Reformation: The Story of
Martin Luther" won't get dubbed in English for
BBC 4, instead it will be broadcast in German with English subtitles
photos of the intermission of the play "Der Brandner Kaspar und das
ewig' Leben" by Luis Zeno Kuhn from the Munich
& Boandlkramer, and Portner,
(Peter Mitterrutzner, Maximilian Brückner and Hubert
promo photos of Maximilian
Brückner taken by Christian Hartmann in July 2017 for the Lambsdorff agency.
photos taken by Luis Zeno
Kuhn during an intermission of the play "Der Brandner
Kaspar und das ewig' Leben" at the Munich Volkstheater: The Riederinger
Brückner as the Boandlkramer
(The Bonecollector - name of death in Bavaria), and the Portner
with the Boandlkramer
6-part TV series "Hindafing"
is available on German Netflix from today on:
Netflix. Newbies don't have to
pay for their first month.
announcement of the start of filming "Der
Mordanschlag" (WT) by producing
network ZDF (with a photo of Jenny
Schily and Maximilian Brückner): ZDF
press release, 8/30/17
from "Der Mordanschlag" (Attempt at Murder) with Roland Silbernagl,
Richard Sammel and Maximilian Brückner from today.
channel editor Cassian Harrison has unveiled a raft of commissions,
including two new 'slow TV' series: [...] "Reformation: The Story of
Marking 500 years since the Reformation, this is the story of Martin
Luther, the visionary reformer
and one of the most important religious
figures in history. This German drama is directed by Uwe Janson and
Brückner as Martin Luther. It was written by Stefan
Dähnert and Marianne Wendt, directed by Uwe Janson and its
Creative Producer is Martin Bromber. "Reformation: The Story of Martin
Luther" has been acquired by Cassian
Harrison and Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, for BBC Four.
The series is distributed internationally by FremantleMedia
International and will be broadcast later this year on BBC Four.
International has completed a deal with BBC Four for the
German drama "Reformation" ("Zwischen
Himmel und Hölle").
2 x 120´ drama will air this
autumn alongside a number of
factual programmes marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
"Reformation", this is the story of Martin Luther (Maximilian
Brückner), the visionary reformer and one of the most
important religious figures in history.
Jamie Lynn, EVP, Head of Sales & Distribution, EMEA for
said, "This compelling drama
is a stunning portrayal of the brave
whose actions 500 years ago at the time of the Reformation have
reverberated throughout time and still influence today's
society. Reformation is beautifully shot piece of drama with a strong
bring the story of the revolution that changed the world to life."
and German sources UFA
Fiction (with new pictures) and Blickpunkt:Film,
is filming for a new project for German TV network ZDF: "Der
Mordanschlag" (Attempt at Murder). Selfie
from the set from today: Grüße
aus dem BKA-Sitzungsraum Berlin 1991.
And a slightly
different selfie on Instagram.
2-part TV movie "Reformation"
Hölle) with Maximilian Brückner as Martin Luther will
be broadcast on Oct 30, 2017 at 8:15pm on German TV network ZDF. Both
ca. 165 mins: Source
And new photos.
the past weekend Maxi visited Helsinki in Finland and has posted some
his trip: Photo
3, Photo 4.
Later we learned that he wasn't there only for fun but he was there for
talks about an international production to be filmed in Lapland in
||Portrait of Maximilian
taken by Da Schachten
this morning Maxi was surfing on the Eisbach wave - and it really looks
quite professional even as he apparently only has started with it two
weeks ago: Video
Seems he has a lot of spare time during filming the 3rd episode of
"Scharzach 23" ...
is indeed surfing on the Eisbach wave: Video
is again at the Eisbach wave today: Another
No information whether he is there for filming or for his own pleasure.
is surfing on the famous Eisbach wave in Munich's English Garden today!
1 and Selfie 2
of Maximilian Brückner here
photo shoot with Christian Hartmann.
And a gorgeous promo picture
of Maxi by
photographer Michael Bernhard.
||The 2017/18 broschure of "Trachten
Brückner" was released
today. Its print issue is
available in their shop
and also in the shop of
Martin Wiesner" in
Tegernsee. Picture of the family
- Maxi is on
the far left.
this week Maximilian Brückner has began shooting the 3rd film
the TV-series "Schwarzach 23"
for German network
ZDF. It also stars
Friedrich von Thun, Marlene Morreis, Gundi Ellert, Jockel Tschiersch,
David Zimmerschied, Andreas Giebel and Dominique Horwitz. It
is written by Christian Jeltsch, and directed by
Matthias Tiefenbacher. Official
photo): ZDF-Presseportal, July 14, 2017
Selfies by Maxi from the set: On the first day
in a pigsty and on the third
was the 10th anniversary of "Der Brandner Kaspar und das ewig' Leben"
(The Brandner Kaspar and the Eternal Life) in the Oberammergau
Passionstheater, where in 2020
the next passion play will be
staged. In this theater alone 40 000 viewers have seen this
production, directed by Christian Stückl - wheras 200 000
tickets were sold since its premiere at the
Munich Volkstheater in April 2005.
My report (in German) about last night
- with a few pictures
Brueckner at the 35th Filmfest Munich 2017:
With his brother Florian at the FFF Bavaria reception at the
Praterinsel - June 29: Photos
"ZDF- Get Together" reception at H’ugo’s, Munich,
Germany - 27 June: Photos on Getty
and on PictureDesk
Casting Night in the hotel Bayerischer Hof - 23 June: Scan
from Munich newspaper SZ