News and Updates
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.
German TV premiere for "Der Schneegänger" on 13 March
February 17, 2020
On 13 March 2020 arte will show the television film "Der Schneegänger" (Director: Josef Rusnak) at 20:15 German time for the first time on German television. "Der Schneegänger" is based on same named novel by bestselling author Elisabeth Herrmann. Max Riemelt investigates in "Der Schneegänger" in the role of the chief detective Lutz Gehring at the side of detective Sanela Beara (Nadja Bobyleva). Two years after the disappearance of the then eleven-year-old Darijo, his body is found in a forest near Berlin. The son of Croatian parents lived in the villa of the rich entrepreneur Reinartz, where his mother Lida was a housekeeper. Meanwhile she is married to the owner of the house and collapses when news of the corpse's discovery comes. Chief Inspector Lutz Gehring reluctantly calls in the young policewoman Sanela Beara, who came to Germany from Croatia at the age of six and is well connected in the Berlin exile community.
Up until 8 March: Crowdfunding campaign for Ernesto's Island is live
February 9, 2020
For the road movie "Ernesto's Island" Max Riemelt was in front of the camera in spring 2018 in Cuba. Now the team around director and producer Ronald Vietz has launched a crowdfunding campaign on startnext.com to collect up to 75,000 Euros. Until March 8 at 11:59pm German time, fans can help financially to ensure that the post-production can be successfully completed and the film reaches the cinemas. Click here for the crowdfunding campaign. Ernesto's Island is the second film by the makers of This Ain't California. It tells the story of Matthias (Max Riemelt). The East Berliner Matthias works routinely in an advertising agency. One day, however, he is to scatter the ashes of his mother, a convinced socialist, in a special place. To do so, he must go to an uninhabited island off Cuba, which Fidel Castro once gave to the GDR: Cayo Ernesto Thälmann - Ernesto's Island. Matthias takes a journey that increasingly becomes a search for a home.
Premiere for VR animated film "Gloomy Eyes" on 14 February
January 31, 2020
arte and AtlasV release the VR short film "Gloomy Eyes" on February 14, 2020 for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest. Max Riemelt has taken on the role of the narrator for the German version. Colin Farrell speaks the narrator in the English version, Tahar Rahim in the French version and Jorge Drexler in the Spanish version. "Gloomy Eyes" (book: Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso, Santiago Amigorena) tells the story of the zombie boy Gloomy and the mortal girl Nena. When the sun of humanity grew tired, it hid and never rose again. This darkness raised the dead from their graves. Amidst the chaos, Gloomy and Nena fell in love with each other. Even the most powerful man in town can't break their bond. Together, they may be able to put an end to eternal night. "Gloomy Eyes" has already won awards at various film and interactive media events around the world in 2019, including Sundance, South by Southwest, Annecy and the Newlmages Festival.
"Matrix IV": Lana Wachowski and Max Riemelt work together again
January 7, 2020
Lana Wachowski and Max Riemelt continue their successful collaboration. After the two seasons of the science fiction series "Sense8" and the final film, Max Riemelt will be in front of the camera for the feature film "Matrix IV". Twenty years after the cinema release of the first "Matrix" film and 17 years after the last part of the old triology, Lana Wachowski is filming the long awaited fourth part this year. For "Matrix IV" (script: David Mitchel & Aleksandar Hemon), Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will return as Neo and Trinity. Toby Onwumere plays another role. Warner Brothers is producing the movie. The cinema release of "Matrix IV" is currently scheduled for December 22, 2021. Further details will be announced later.