News and Updates
Max Riemelt stars in Netflix production "Sleeping Dogs"
July 8, 2022
Directed by Stephan Lacant and Francis Meletzky, Max Riemelt is shooting the six-parter "Sleeping Dogs" in one of the leading roles - alongside Luise von Finckh, Carlo Ljubek, Peri Baumeister, Antonio Wannek and Melodie Wakivuamina, among others. "Sleeping Dogs" (book: Christoph Darnstädt) is an adaptation of the original Israeli series "The Exchange Principle". It focuses on a fallen top cop, Mike Atlas, who reopens a closed murder file together with an aspiring young state prosecutor, Jule Andergast. Both have quite different reasons for this, but the consequence is the same: They are faced with the greatest danger. It seems as if they have opened Pandora's box, because a huge conspiracy of police and justice is looming. Is it all connected to a terrorist attack that shook the city a year and a half ago? Netflix is expected to show "Sleeping Dogs" in 2023.
"Ivie wie Ivie" to be shown in German TV on August 10, 2022
July 3, 2022
The drama "Ivie wie Ivie" (international title: "Precious Ivie"), directed by Sarah Blaßkiewitz and starring Haley Louise Jones, Lorna Ishema, Anne Haug and Maximilian Brauer, will celebrate its TV premiere on German television this summer: ZDF will show the movie, in which Max Riemelt plays the supporting role of "Paul", on August 10 at 11:15 pm. "Ivie wie Ivie" is about the Afro-German Ivie, who is only called "Schoko" by all her friends. One day, her half-sister Naomi shows up at her door. Their common father has died in Senegal. His death causes Ivie to deal with her roots and her self-image.
"Alle reden übers Wetter" starts in cinemas on September 15
June 20, 2022
Annika Pinske's drama "Alle reden übers Wetter" ("Talking about the weather") starring Anne Schäfer, Judith Hofmann, Marcel Kohler, Anne-Kathrin Gummich, Emma Frieda Brüggler and Max Riemelt (as Marcel) will be released in German cinemas on September 15, 2022. The film premiered at the Berlinale on February 12, 2022 and was nominated here in the category "GWP Award Best First Feature". "Alle reden übers Wetter" (Book: Annika Pinske, Johannes Flachmeyer) tells the story of Clara (39), a philosophy doctoral student in Berlin. She lives her everyday life in a Kreuzberg flat-sharing community and is the mother of fifteen-year-old Emma, who lives with her wealthy father in Berlin's Speckgürtel during the week. She becomes entangled in an illicit affair with her student Max (30) and cultivates an idiosyncratic friendship with her doctoral mother and great role model Margot (58). When she flirts with suicide and Clara, back in her rural home, senses how alien she feels in her own family, her life plan is radically challenged. How high is the price for a self-determined life?
Max Riemelt stars in ZDF production "Das Weihnachtstaxi"
January 31, 2022
Max Riemelt takes on one of the leading roles in the comedy "Das Weihnachtstaxi" ("The Christmas Cab", working title) produced by director Dirk Kummer for German TV station ZDF. In the comedy produced by Relevant Film, Dietmar Bär plays a cab driver who embarks on a long and, above all, eventful trip shortly before Christmas Eve. His passenger Jan (Max Riemelt), a blinded IT analyst, wants to finally meet his Internet sweetheart (Marlene Tanczik). Filming starts on February 1 and ends in early March. The broadcast is planned for December 2022.
"Alle reden übers Wetter" celebrates its world premiere at Berlinale
December 15, 2021
Annika Pinske's film "Alle reden übers Wetter," which features Max Riemelt in a smaller role, will celebrate its world premiere at the Berlinale in February 2022. At the 72nd edition of the renowned film festival, "Alle reden übers Wetter" will screen in the "Panorama" category. The exact times for the world premiere and other screenings have not yet been determined.
Kinofest Luenen: Max Riemelt is awarded Best Actor
November 12, 2021
For his acting performance as "Markus" in Savaş Ceviz drama "Kopfplatzen," Max Riemelt will receive the Best Actor award at this year's Kinofest Luenen. The award ceremony will take place on November 23, 2021 in Lünen (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany).
French premiere for "Kopfplatzen" on November 19, 2021
November 12, 2021
In Paris, Savaş Ceviz's award-winning drama "Kopfplatzen" ("Head burst") will celebrate its French premiere on November 19, 2021. The Goethe Institut in Paris will show the film in the evening at 8 p.m. in the presence of Savaş Ceviz and Max Riemelt. Afterwards, both will be available for questions from the audience. Tickets and more information are available on the official website.
"The Matrix Resurrections" to be relased in Theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021
September 9, 2021
Along with trailer (click here to watch it), the makers of "The Matrix Resurrections" today also announced the official date for the premiere of the fourth part of the legendary Matrix series: "The Matrix Resurrections" will launch in US-theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, 2021. One day later, on December 23, 2021, "The Matrix Resurrections" will premier also in German cinemas. Lana Wachowski is directing "The Matrix Resurrections", which also stars Max Riemelt alongside Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Toby Onwumere, Brian J. Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Directed by Lana Wachowski, Max Riemelt has already been starring in the two seasons of the science fiction series "Sense8" produced for Netflix as the only German main actor.
Max Riemelt honored with "Jupiter Award"
June 21, 2021
What an honor! Max Riemelt is one of this year's winners of the Jupiter Award and received the prize from the hands of Philipp Schulze, editor-in-chief of Cinema. Max won the Jupiter Award in the category "Best Actor National" for his role in "Kopfplatzen" ("Head Burst"). Max is all the more happy about the Jupiter Award because it is Germany's biggest audience award, so Max's fans gave it to him. Other award winners include Kristen Stewart, Chris Evans, Palina Rojinski, Jannik Schümann, Hannah Schiller and the productions "Jim Knopf und die Wilde 13," "1917," "Tatwort: Limbus," "Dark (Steffel 3)," "Das Damengambit" and "Cortex.
"Bonn": Shooting now also in North Rhine-Westphali
June 19, 2021
Filming for the miniseries "Bonn" (director: Claudia Garde) began this spring in the Czech Republic and is now continuing in North Rhine-Westphalia. Among others in Bonn, Cologne, Euskirchen, Bad Godesberg and Leutesdorf, Max Riemelt will be in front of the camera in the leading role of "Wolfgang Berns" until mid-July. Other leading roles are played by Mercedes Müller and Sebastian Blomberg. "Bonn" is produced by Odeon Film and Wilma Film.
"Die Pfefferkörner und der Schatz der Tiefsee": Cinema release on September 30
June 15, 2021
"Die Pfefferkörner und der Schatz der Tiefsee" (Director: Christian Theede) will be released in German cinmeas on September 30, 2021. In the children's film, Max Riemelt plays one of the leading adult roles as "Oliver". The release was originally planned for October 2020, later March and June 2021, but then had to be postponed due to the Corona pandemic.
German TV premiere for "Kopfplatzen" ("Head burst")
June 1, 2021
Savaz Ceviz drama "Kopfplatzen" starring Max Riemelt, Oskar Netzel and Isabell Gerschke will celebrate its TV premiere in Germany on June 15: Das Erste will show the film, produced by kurhaus producation and Südwestrundfunk (SWR), for the first time on German television at 11:05 p.m. Fans can also watch "Kopfplatzen" in the Mediathek until September 15, 2021.
"Kopfplatzen" nominated for Grimme Preis
March 2, 2021
There are awards that you're already happy about even if you've only been nominated for them: Savaş Ceviz movie"Kopfplatzen" ("Head Burst") with Isabell Gerschke, Oskar Netzel and Max Riemelt in the leading roles got nominated for this year's Grimme Preis in the segment "Fiction" - probably the most prestigious award in Germany. On August 27, we will see whether "Kopfplatzen" wins the Grimme Preis. Keep your fingers crossed!
"Der Schneegänger" to be shown on German TV on February 22
February 4, 2021
German TV channel ZDF will show the crime thriller "Der Schneegänger" starring Max Riemelt (directed by Josef Rusnak) on February 22 at 8:15 p.m. as " Fernsehfilm der Woche." Max Riemelt, Nadja Bobyleva, Stipe Erceg and Edita Malovcic play the main roles. In the run-up to the broadcast, Max Riemelt will also be a guest on some radio and TV shows. Already confirmed are TV appearances on "Kölner Treff" (WDR, February 19) and on the NDR show "DAS!" (February 22).
Max Riemelt stars in polit-thriller "Bonn"
November 19, 2020
Max Riemelt takes on one of the leading roles in the six-part political thriller "Bonn", which director Claudia Garde directs for WDR in cooperation with the production company Odeon Fiction. At Max's side will be Mercedes Müller and Sebastian Blomberg in further leading roles. "Bonn" (script: Claudia Garde, Martin Rehbock, Peter Furrer) tells the story of the rise of the young Federal Republic of Germany between the terror of a world war and the return to normality in the midst of the clash between two rival secret services. The shooting are going to take place from March to July 2021. Further details will follow.
World premiere for "Die Pfefferkörner und der Schatz der Tiefsee"
September 16, 2020
"Die Pfefferkörner und der Schatz der Tiefsee" (Director: Christian Theede) celebrates its world premiere at this year's children's film festival "Der Goldene Spatz". The children's film with Max Riemelt as "Oliver" will be premiered on September 21, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. at the Metropol Kino in Gera. Due to the Corona pandemic, the festival will also be held online for the first time. From September 19, fans can buy and stream tickets for all films on the festival's website. The offer remains valid as long as stocks last. On October 1, 2020, "Die Pfefferkörner und der Schatz der Tiefsee" will then also start in selected German cinemas.
The reading at the Berlinische Galerie is cancelled
April 16, 2020
The reading at Berlinische Galerie planned for 23 April 2020 has unfortunately to be cancelled due to the Corona Pandemic. It is uncertain if the reading can take place at a later date. Ticket holders please directly get in touch with Berlinische Galerie.
"Kopfplatzen" to be released in German cinemas on August 20, 2020
August 11, 2020
"Kopfplatzen" ("Head Burst") will be released in German cinemas on August 20, 2020. In the drama directed by Savaş Ceviz (book: Savaş Ceviz) Max Riemelt plays the leading role of "Markus". Markus is a respected and likeable architect. No one would suspect that he has reprehensible sexual inclinations. He is a paedophile, but tries to control and suppress his desires. However, the voices in his head become louder and louder and the urge to have sex with a boy becomes stronger. Markus is aware that he will not be able to keep the upper hand over his paedophilic tendencies for much longer.
23 April 2020: Reading at the Berlinische Galerie
February 27, 2020
Following a good old tradition, Max Riemelt will again be a guest at the Berlinische Galerie on 23 April 2020. In the course of the exhibition "Umbo. Photographer. Works 1926 - 1956" Max will read from the novel "Fabian" by Erich Kästner. The event (concept: Konrad Knielang) is in German. Tickets can be purchased online for 15 Euros (reduced: 12 Euros) via the Berlinische Galerie's website. Tickets are now on sale.
TV-premiere for Dresden-Tatort "Die Zeit ist gekommen" on April 5th
February 26, 2020
On April 5, 2020 at 8:15 pm, the German television station "Das Erste" (ARD) will show the Tatort episode "Die Zeit ist gekommen" ("The time has come") directed by Stephan Lacant for MDR. Max Riemelt will be acting for the first time in a Tatort at the side of Tatort commissioners Karin Gorniak (Karin Hanczewski) and Leonie Winkler (Cornelia Gröschel). He plays the leading role of the young family man Louis Bürger. When a neighbor, police officer Jan Landrock, is found beaten to death in front of his house, Louis, who has a criminal record, is temporarily arrested. He can persuade his wife Anna to free him from custody. Together with their son Tim, who is in the care of the youth welfare office, they want to flee abroad. But when they try to pick Tim up at the children's home, the investigators get there first. "Rarely is a crime scene told from the suspect's perspective. That appealed to me, because you could develop a very complex character like that", says Max Riemelt about his motivation for the role.