BERLINALE 2020: Berlinale Special

CURVEBALL

Bioweapons expert Wolf of the German Federal Intelligence Service BND is obsessed with the idea that, despite the UN inspections, anthrax is still being produced in Iraq. Back home in Germany, his superior Schatz assigns him as case officer for the Iraqi asylum seeker Rafid Alwan – because Alwan claims to have worked as an engineer for Saddam Hussein’s secret bioweapons program. It’s a rare triumph for a secret service not exactly spoilt by success: finally, they have a piece of intelligence that would put them one step ahead of the CIA. What they are missing, though, is proof. The search for which proves difficult, as ‘Curveball’ is well aware of his value to the agency. His claims, meanwhile, end up serving a number of decidedly different interests – the CIA, the German government, everyone is trying to use his incredible story for their own purposes. Thus, bit by bit, a construed story becomes reality and a lie becomes the truth. A truth, which sets in motion a chain of events that forever changes the global political landscape.


Trailer

Poster CURVEBALL
photo © Sten Mende
  • Genre
    Political Drama
  • CATEGORY
    Feature
  • YEAR OF PRODUCTION
    2020
  • DIRECTOR
    Johannes Naber
  • SCREENPLAY
    Oliver Keidel
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Sten Mende
  • CAST
    Sebastian Blomberg, Dar Salim, Virginia Kull, Thorsten Merten, Michael Wittenborn
  • PRODUCERS
    Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim
  • PRODUCTION COMPANY
    Bon Voyage Films, in co-production with ARRI Media Productions
  • RUNTIME
    108 min
  • LANGUAGE
    German
  • FESTIVALS
    Berlinale 2020
  • SALES
    ARRI Media International
    worldsales@arri.de
    www.arrimedia.de/international