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Joseph Vilsmaier

Joseph Vilsmaier was born on January 24, 1939 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He is a cinematographer and director, known for The Harmonists (1997), Brother of Sleep (1995) and Stalingrad (1993). See full bio »
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 2015 Österreich: Oben und Unten (Documentary)
 2012 Bavaria - Traumreise durch Bayern (Documentary)
 2012 Der Meineidbauer (TV Movie)
 2012 Russisch Roulette (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Teil 2 (2012) ... (director of photography)
- Teil 1 (2012) ... (director of photography)
 2010 Nanga Parbat (director of photography)
 1978-2007 The Old Fox (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2007 Siska (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2006 Das Weihnachts-Ekel (TV Movie)
 2004 Bergkristall
 2002 August der Glückliche (TV Movie)
 2001 Leo & Claire
 2000 Marlene
 1995 Wia die Zeit vergeht (Documentary) (director of photography - as Josef Vilsmaier)
 1991 Rama Dama
 1989 Jakob und Adele (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Kurerlebnisse (1989)
 1989 Autumn Milk
 1988 Der Experte
 1987 Leere Welt (TV Movie) (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1986 Didi auf vollen Touren (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1986 Reschkes großer Dreh (TV Mini-Series)
 1974-1985 Tatort (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Doppelspiel (1985) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Schönes Wochenende (1980) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Schweigegeld (1979) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Lockruf (1978) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1984 Alles aus Liebe (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hildes Endspiel (1984)
 1983 Für 'n Groschen Brause (TV Movie)
 1983 Die goldenen Schuhe (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 Rote Erde (TV Series)
 1982 Ein Stück Himmel (TV Mini-Series)
 1982 Die Stunde des Löwen (TV Movie) (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1981 Jeans (TV Movie) (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1980-1981 Auf Achse (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Schwarze Fracht (1981)
- Fliegender Start (1980)
 1981 Ein zauberhaftes Biest (TV Series)
 1980 Matto regiert (TV Movie) (as Josef Vilsmaier)
 1979 Fallstudien (TV Movie)
 1979 ist die Liebe (TV Movie)
 1978 Tochter des Schweigens (TV Series)
 1978 Tagebuch des Verführers (TV Movie)
 1978 Der harte Handel (TV Movie)
 1977 Nonstop Nonsens (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Didi im Wilden Westen (1977) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Didi und das Millionending (1977) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Didi zieht um (1977) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1974-1977 Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Zubaidas Wirklichkeit (1977) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Zubaidas Traum (1977) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Ein Maler und sein falsches Bild (1977) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Müssiggang ist aller Listen Anfang (1977) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Ein besonderer Schatz (1974) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1976 Das blaue Palais (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Der Gigant (1976) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Unsterblichkeit (1976) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1976 Krock & Co. (TV Movie)
 1975 Der Wittiber (TV Movie)
 1975 Giro d'Italia - Die härteste Show der Welt (TV Movie documentary)
 1975 Krempoli - Ein Platz für wilde Kinder (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Die Explosion (1975) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1974 Um Haus und Hof (TV Series)
 1973 Merkwürdige Lebensgeschichte des Friedrich Freiherrn von der Trenck (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Die Gruft (1973) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- Auf der Flucht (1973) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
- König und Kadett (1973) ... (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1970 Menschen (TV Movie) (as Josef Vilsmeier)
 1970 Esther Ofarim (TV Movie documentary)
 1970 Wie eine Träne im Ozean (TV Mini-Series)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Josef Vilsmaier | Josef Vilsmeier | Josef Vilsmeier=

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Married his wife Dana Vávrová in the hospital while she was already in labor with their first daughter in order to have the child being born with German citizenship. Daughter Janina Vilsmaier was born only 10 minutes later. See more »


Frequently casts his wife Dana Vávrová in his movies as the leading actress

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