Jo Baier

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Jo Baier
Born (1949-02-13) 13 February 1949 (age 70)
OccupationFilm director, writer
Years active1982–present

Jo Baier (born 13 February 1949) is a German film director and writer. He directed more than twenty films since 1982 and is known for Operation Valkyrie (2004), Henri 4 (2010) and Not All Were Murderers (2006). He is married to Gertrud Baier.

Early Life and education[edit]

Baier was born in Munich. He studied drama, German and English at the Ludwig Maximilians University. He graduated with a doctorate in 1980. Since 1979 he has directed primarily television documentaries and dramas.[1]

As he grew up in a Bavarian village, his movies are often influenced by his childhood experiences.[2]


Baier has received the Adolf Grimme and German Television Award. For Wildfeuer, his debut as a theatrical director, he was nominated for the German Film Award.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 The End Is My Beginning
Henri 4 (Henry of Navarre)
2006 Not All Were Murderers
2004 Operation Valkyrie
Year Title Notes
2003 Swabian Children
2004 Stauffenberg
2012 Die Heimkehr [de]


  1. ^ a b Jo Baier CineEuropa. N.d. retrieved 28 April 2016
  2. ^ "Jo Baier". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-07-20.

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