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Curveball - A True Story. Unfortunately.

OT: Curveball

Johannes Naber // Germany, 2020
Fiction Feature // FF2020



To know more than the CIA for a change! This biting spy satire is based on real events and lampoons the German intelligence agency BND, which was looking to land a prestige coup and messed up left, right and centre. BND biologist Arndt Wolf (Sebastian Blomberg) is absolutely convinced that Iraq is still producing the neurotoxin anthrax. But no-one’s interested – until the Iraqi asylum-seeker Rafid Alwan (Dar Salim) claims to have worked on Saddam Hussein’s secret chemical weapons programme as a engineer. Wolf and his boss Schatz (Thorsten Merten) are electrified: in contrast to the Americans, they have first-hand evidence! But the story is a fake and sets in train an absurd drama.


JOHANNES NABER (*1971) makes provocative political cinema. His film Der Albaner (2010) won the Max Ophüls Prize and Zeit der Kannibalen (2014) was awarded among other things the German Film Prize for Best Screenplay.



Fiction Feature


Große Freiheit//FF2020



108 min


Johannes Naber

Oliver Keidel, Johannes Naber

Sebastian Blomberg, Dar Salim, Virginia Kull, Michael Wittenborn, Thorsten Merten, Franziska Brandmeier

Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim

Sten Mende

André Zacher

Anne Jünemann

Johannes Naber

Tamo Kunz

Juliane Meier, Christian Röhrs

Stefanie Groß, Manfred Hattendorf (SWR), Uta Cappel (ARTE), Silke Schütze, Thomas Schreiber (NDR), Cornelius Conrad (BR)

Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH

Arri Media International

Bon Voyage Films

Marc Klocker, Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH: m.klocker@fwem.de

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