|Born||13 February 1949|
|Occupation||Film director, writer|
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
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.
As he grew up in a Bavarian village, his movies are often influenced by his childhood experiences.
- Schiefweg (1986, TV film) — (based on stories by Emerenz Meier)
- Rosse (1989, TV film) — (based on a play by Richard Billinger)
- Wildfeuer (1991, TV film) — (biographical film about Emerenz Meier)
- Hölleisengretl (1995, TV film) — (based on a novel by Oskar Maria Graf)
- Der Laden (1998, TV miniseries) — (based on a novel by Erwin Strittmatter)
- Der Weibsteufel (2000, TV film) — (based on a play by Karl Schönherr)
- Wambo (2001, TV film) — (biographical film about Walter Sedlmayr)
- Verlorenes Land (2002, TV film)
- Swabian Children (2003, TV film) — (based on a novel by Elmar Bereuter)
- Stauffenberg (Operation Valkyrie, 2004, TV film)
- Not All Were Murderers (2006, TV film) — (based on an autobiographical book by Michael Degen)
- Das letzte Stück Himmel (2007, TV film)
- Liesl Karlstadt und Karl Valentin (2007, TV film) — (biographical film about Liesl Karlstadt and Karl Valentin)
- Henri 4 (Henry of Navarre, 2010) — (based on novels by Heinrich Mann)
- The End Is My Beginning (2010) — (based on an autobiographical book by Tiziano Terzani)
- Die Heimkehr (2012, TV film) — (based on a story by Hermann Hesse)
- Bergfried (2016, TV film)