Max Riemelt made his screen debut in the television series ‘Zwei allein’ (1998) where he played the role of ‘Max.’ He next appeared in the German hospital drama television series ‘Alphateam – Die Lebensretter im OP’ (2002) before making his big-screen debut in the 2003 comedy film ‘Lottoschein ins Glück’ directed by Dirk Regel. In 2004, he starred as ‘Friedrich Weimer’ in the German drama film ‘Before the Fall’ directed by Dennis Gansel. The film received a 68% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. He next starred in films like ‘Hallesche Kometen’ (2005), ‘Nachtasyl’ (2005), ‘Der Untergang der Pamir’ (2006), ‘An die Grenze’ (2007), ‘Up! Up! To the Sky’ (2008), ‘The Wave’ (2008), and ‘13 Semester’ (2009). He played the role of ‘Tom’ in the 2010 German vampire horror film ‘We Are the Night’ directed by Dennis Gansel. The film received a mixed response from critics and was a commercial disappointment in Germany. He continued to appear in films like ‘Tage die bleiben’ (2011), ‘Urban Explorer’ (2011), ‘The Fourth State’ (2012), ‘Heiter bis Wolkig’ (2012), ‘The German Friend’ (2012), ‘Free Fall’ (2013), ‘Elly Beinhorn – Alleinflug’ (2014), and ‘Warsaw 44’ (2014). In 2015, he joined the main cast of the American science fiction drama streaming television series ‘Sense8’ created by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski. The series ran for 2 seasons and aired its final episode in 2018.
He portrayed ‘Andi Werner’ in the 2017 psychological horror-thriller film ‘Berlin Syndrome’ directed by Cate Shortland. The film earned praise from critics and scored a 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Riemelt was last seen in the 2021 Lana Wachowski-directed American science fiction action film, ‘The Matrix Resurrections.’ The film, despite receiving positive reviews, failed to perform at the box office.
Berlin Syndrome is a mystery thriller drama film that revolves around a young Australian photographer who finds herself attracted to a teacher, while on a vacation. However, her life takes a dark turn, when the disturbed man holds her hostage in his apartment.
This romantic drama horror film tells the story of three female vampires named Louise, Charlotte and Nora. While Louise is looking for her missing love for centuries, Charlotte is missing her daughter whom she saw years ago. When Louise sees a woman named Lena, she is attracted to her, and feels that she is the love of her life. She manages to turn Lena into a vampire as well, but soon they find themselves being pursued by the police department.