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Although he already has searched Iraq unsuccessfully for weapons of mass destruction as a member of a UN mission, German bio-weapons expert Arndt Wolf is still obsessed with the idea that Saddam Hussein is hiding something. Nobody around him is interested in this topic any more. This changes abruptly when an Iraqi asylum seeker claims to have been involved in the manufacture of biological weapons. The German Federal Intelligence Service summons Dr. Wolf to ascertain the legitimacy of the claims made by the informant, who has been given the code name “Curveball”. Meanwhile, the 9/11 attacks have shaken the world and put Americans on edge... Johannes Naber shrewdly observes the burgeoning friendship between two unlikely men who find themselves engulfed by the absurd drama they have set in motion. Moreover, as we are warned from the outset, this is – unfortunately – a true story. Naber’s outrage is contagious. Even those previously aware of the facts cannot be anything but dumbstruck as the surreal sequence of events unfold that were to lead to the 2003 Iraq invasion.
by Johannes Naber
with Sebastian Blomberg, Dar Salim, Virginia Kull, Michael Wittenborn, Thorsten Merten, Franziska Brandmeier
Germany 2019 German, English 108’ Colour


  • Sebastian Blomberg (Wolf)
  • Dar Salim (Rafid Alwan)
  • Virginia Kull (Leslie)
  • Michael Wittenborn (Retzlaff)
  • Thorsten Merten (Schatz)
  • Franziska Brandmeier (Meg)


Director Johannes Naber
Screenplay Oliver Keidel, Johannes Naber
Cinematography Sten Mende
Editing Anne Jünemann
Music Johannes Naber
Sound Design Tobias Fleig
Sound André Zacher
Production Design Tamo Kunz
Costumes Juliane Maier, Christian Roehrs
Make-Up Stefanie Gredig
Assistant Director Sven Kämmerer
Casting Suse Marquardt
Production Manager Dorissa Berninger
Producers Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim
Co-Producers Antonio Exacoustos, Joseph M'Barek
Co-Production ARRI Media Productions München
SWR und Arte Baden-Baden
NDR Hamburg
BR München

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Bon Voyage Films

Johannes Naber

Born in Baden-Baden, Germany in 1971, he studied documentary film directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. In 2009, he made his debut feature film Der Albaner, for which he also wrote the screenplay. The film won the Silver St. George at the Moscow International Film Festival and the Max Ophüls Prize. Zeit der Kannibalen screened in the 2014 Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the Berlinale and won Bronze at the German Film Awards. In 2016, his historical adventure film Das kalte Herz, adapted from the fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff, was released in cinemas.


1999 Popstar · Popstar 2005 Anfassen Erlaubt · Anfassen erlaubt 2007 Der Zweifel · Der Zweifel 2009 Der Albaner 2010 Der Albaner 2013 Zeit der Kannibalen · Zeit der Kannibalen 2015 Das kalte Herz 2019 Ohne Titel (Untitled)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020