News and Updates
Sleeping Dog to start on Netflix on June 22
May 23, 2023
On June 22, Sleeping Dogs (German title: Schlafende Hunde) launches worldwide on Netflix. Sleeping Dogs is a series directed by Stephan Lacant (episodes: 1-3) and Francis Meletzky (episodes: 4-6) exclusively for Netflix. It stars Max Riemelt as Mike Atlas and Luise von Finckh as Jule Andergast, as well as Carlo Ljubek as Luka Zaric, Peri Baumeister as Lenni Atlas, Antonio Wannek as Roland Sokowski and Melodie Wakivuamina as Britney Adebayo. The storyline of Sleeping Dogs (book: Christoph Darnstaedt) is based on the original series "The Exchange Principle". The series is about a fallen top cop and an up-and-coming young prosecutor who, for different motives, open a closed murder file - and with it Pandora's box. Both get caught in the bloody trail of a conspiracy that seems to lead deeper and deeper into the police and justice system. Or is it all connected to a terrorist attack that shook the city a year and a half ago?
Ernesto's Island to be released in cinemas on May 18
April, 29, 2023
Ronald Vietz drama "Ernesto's Island" with Max Riemelt in one of the leading roles will be released in German cinemas on May 18, 2023. Following its premiere on April 13, 2023 as part of the Achtung Berlin Film Festival, this is the first time the film will be shown to a wider audience. "Ernesto's Island" tells the story of Matthias - played by Max Riemelt. Matthias works very successfully in a Berlin advertising agency and enjoys his luxurious single life. When suddenly his mother, a dropout and convinced communist, dies he has to face his past. Tasked to scatter her ashes in Cuba, she sends Matthias on a journey into his past. Matthias finds family he wants nothing to do with. He encounters love he cannot relate to and loses a friend he cannot rescue. When he manages to accept his roots and admits to himself that he is not the unscrupulous, self-satisfied cynic, only then does he understand what he has been missing.
Ernesto's Island on April 13 and 14 at achtung berlin film festival
April 7, 2023
On April 13 at 9:45 p.m. and April 14 at 8:00 p.m., the road movie Ernesto'S Island, directed by Ronald Vietz, will be screened as part of the achtung berlin festival at the Babylon Kino at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. Ronald Vietz's film stars Max Riemelt in the lead role alongside Oliver Bröcker, Sara Schubert, Emio Gejic, Wolfram Teufel and Anna Amalie Blomeyer. Ernesto's Island (script: Ira Wedel, Ronald Vietz) tells the story of Matthias (Max Riemelt), a young East Berliner who, after the death of his mother, sets off for Cuba to scatter his mother's ashes on the island of Cayo Ernesto Thälmann. Tickets can be ordered now via the Babylon Kino website.
"Bonn" in German TV from January 17
November 13, 2022
The mini-series "Bonn," directed by Claudia Garde from a book by her, Martin Rehbock and Peter Furrer, will celebrate its TV premiere in Germany in early 2023. Starting on January 17, 2023, ARD will show the high-end production in double episodes on Tuesdays at 8:15 p.m. each night. All episodes will be available in the ARD Mediathek from January 11. The top-class cast includes Mercedes Müller, Max Riemelt, Sebastian Blomberg, Martin Wuttke and Juergen Maurer in leading roles. Filming took place in the Czech Republic and North Rhine-Westphalia on historic locations and faithfully furnished sets that brought the zeitgeist of the 1950s back to life.
TV premiere for "Ein Taxi zur Bescherung" on December 18, 2022
October 29, 2022
The movie "Ein Taxi zur Bescherung", directed by Dirk Kummer, will celebrate its TV premiere on December 18, 2022: On the 4th of Advent, just in time for Christmas, the German TV channel ZDF will show the Christmas movie at 8:15 pm. The main roles are played by Dietmar Bär, Gabriele Völsch, Marlene Tanczik, Nhung Hong and Max Riemelt. The film, whose working title was "Ein Weihnachtstaxi," is about cab driver Axel Parschke (Dietmar Bär). Shortly before Christmas Eve, he has a long drive ahead of him. It could even be quite eventful, because Jan Olsmer (Max Riemelt), a blind IT specialist, finally wants to meet his Internet acquaintance Jenny Feller (Marlene Tanczik). More information about the production can be found in the ZDF press section.
World premiere for "Bonn - Old Friends, New Enemies"
October 22, 2022
At the 32nd Film Festival Cologne, the ARD mini-series "Bonn - Alte Freunde, neue Feinde" (Bonn - Old Friends, New Enemies) celebrated its premiere in the "Special Screenings" section on October 22, 2022. In addition to many members of the cast and crew, director Claudia Garde and actors Mercedes Müller, Jürgen Maurer and Sebastian Blomberg and Max Riemelt were also on hand. "Bonn - Old Friends, New Enemies" (script: Clauda Garde, Martin Rehbock, Peter Futter) immerses the viewer in the old Federal Republic of 1954: In Bonn, the capital of Germany at the time, 20-year-old Toni Schmidt (Mercedes Müller) becomes a foreign language secretary at the Gehlen organization, the ancestor of today's Bundesnachrichtendienst (Federal Intelligence Service), after a language study trip to London. Otto John (Sebastian Blomberg), who as head of the Bundesverfassungsschutz seeks out war criminals in hiding, becomes aware of Toni. John is convinced that Toni's boss Reinhard Gehlen (Martin Wuttke) is supporting old Nazis and massively obstructing his work. John decisively puts his best employee, Wolfgang Berns (Max Riemelt), on Toni to recruit her as a double agent for his intelligence service. The ambitious young woman gets caught between the fronts of the secret services.
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.