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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, 4K DCP World premiere

With

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

Crew

DirectorJohannes Naber
ScreenplayOliver Keidel, Johannes Naber
CinematographySten Mende
EditingAnne Jünemann
MusicJohannes Naber
Sound DesignTobias Fleig
SoundAndré Zacher
Production DesignTamo Kunz
CostumesJuliane Maier, Christian Roehrs
Make-upStefanie Gredig
Assistant DirectorSven Kämmerer
CastingSuse Marquardt
Production ManagerDorissa Berninger
ProducersAmir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim
Co-producersAntonio Exacoustos, Joseph M'Barek
Co-productionARRI Media Productions, München
SWR und Arte, Baden-Baden
NDR, Hamburg
BR, München

Produced by

Bon Voyage Films

Hamburg, Germany

World sales

Arri Media International

München, Germany

+49 89 38091288

www.arrimedia.de www.arrimedia.de

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.

Filmography

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