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In 1477 Charles the Bolds dies, his only child is a girl which cannot rule w/o a husband. Meanwhile in Austria, Emperor Frederick III and his antagonist Louis XI France battle over said marriage prospects, battles ensue, tragedy falls.
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Series cast summary:
Christa Théret ...  Maria von Burgund 3 episodes, 2017
Jannis Niewöhner ...  Maximilian 3 episodes, 2017
Alix Poisson Alix Poisson ...  Margareta von York 3 episodes, 2017
Jean-Hugues Anglade ...  König Ludwig XI. 3 episodes, 2017
Miriam Fussenegger Miriam Fussenegger ...  Johanna von Hallewyn 3 episodes, 2017
Stefan Pohl ...  Wolfgang von Polheim 3 episodes, 2017
Nicolas Wanczycki Nicolas Wanczycki ...  Philippe de Commynes 3 episodes, 2017
André Penvern ...  Guillaume Hugonet 3 episodes, 2017
Sylvie Testud ...  Charlotte von Savoyen 3 episodes, 2017
Raphaël Lenglet ...  Olivier De La Marche / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Fritz Karl ...  Adolf von Egmond 3 episodes, 2017
Johannes Krisch ...  Haug von Werdenberg 3 episodes, 2017
Harald Windisch Harald Windisch ...  Georg Rudolfer 3 episodes, 2017
Thierry Piétra Thierry Piétra ...  Olivier Le Daim 3 episodes, 2017
Lili Epply Lili Epply ...  Rosina von Kraig 3 episodes, 2017
Max Baissette de Malglaive ...  Dauphin Charles 3 episodes, 2017
Sebastian Blomberg ...  Jan Coppenhole 3 episodes, 2017
Christoph Luser Christoph Luser ...  Franchois Coppenhole 3 episodes, 2017
Aaron Friesz ...  Bertram 3 episodes, 2017
Martin Wuttke ...  Ulrich Fugger 3 episodes, 2017
Yvon Back ...  Guy de Brimeu 3 episodes, 2017
Caroline Godard ...  Anne de France 3 episodes, 2017
Mark Zak Mark Zak ...  Matthias Corvinus 3 episodes, 2017
Tobias Moretti ...  Kaiser Friedrich III. 2 episodes, 2017
Björn Freiberg ...  Burgoise 2 episodes, 2017
Martin Lev Martin Lev ...  Personal KnightGuard for Maximilian 2 episodes, 2017


In 1477 Charles the Bolds dies, his only child is a girl which cannot rule w/o a husband. Meanwhile in Austria, Emperor Frederick III and his antagonist Louis XI France battle over said marriage prospects, battles ensue, tragedy falls.

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Austria | Germany | Hungary



Release Date:

1 March 2017 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Maximilian See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria


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€10,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Rewarding Exxperience
29 August 2018 | by evpmailSee all my reviews

Showtime/Starz has given viewers a refreshing and rewarding experience in running the limited series "Maximilian" this spring, an insightful exploration of Fifteenth Century European history, concentrating on France, Germany, Austria and Hungary. At the time, France consisted of somewhat independent provinces, as did Germany, the greatest part of Germany known as the Holy Roman Empire. This focus on these countries is a refreshing change from the usual concentration on British history that we're offered in the category of Old World history.

Also refreshing is the absence of melodramatic soap histrionics characteristic in Hollywood productions. If the actors in "Maximilian" at times seemed too stone-faced, the viewer must take into account the behavior standards of royals and aristocrats both in previous centuries and in modern times. This does not mean there is a lack of emotional expression, just that it is more tempered, allowing for some highly charged scenes at pivot points along the way.

There is some frankly presented nudity and the brutality of the times, but not overly graphic. One nude scene in particular provides one of the most hilarious scenes in the world of cinema.

It was particularly rewarding to see this series in German and French with subtitles, much to be preferred over dubbing. Amazingly, the characters all communicated with one another across language barriers, each speaking in his/her native language, while seeming to understand one another perfectly.

I highly recommend "Maximilian." Don't pass this one up.

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