30.09. - 09.10.2021

Curveball - A True Story. Unfortunately. Germany 2020 | 108 min | OV | Colour | FF 2020

Johannes Naber

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.

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[⏵] 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.

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Original title: Curveball
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Johannes Naber
Screenplay: Oliver Keidel, Johannes Naber
Cast: Sebastian Blomberg, Dar Salim, Virginia Kull, Michael Wittenborn, Thorsten Merten, Franziska Brandmeier
Producer: Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim
Director of Photography: Sten Mende
Music: Johannes Naber
Production Design: Tamo Kunz
Editor: Anne Jünemann
Sound: André Zacher
Costume design: Juliane Meier, Christian Röhrs
Commissioning Editor: Stefanie Groß, Manfred Hattendorf (SWR), Uta Cappel (ARTE), Silke Schütze, Thomas Schreiber (NDR), Cornelius Conrad (BR)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH
World Sales: Arri Media International
Production: Bon Voyage Films
Contact: Marc Klocker, Filmwelt Verleihagentur GmbH:


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