Director: Johannes Naber
Producers: Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim
Co-Producers: Antonio Exacoustos, Joseph M'Barek
Bioweapons expert Wolf (Sebastian Blomberg) 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 (Thorsten Merten) assigns him as case officer for the Iraqi asylum seeker Rafid Alwan (Dar Salim) - 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.
Curveball is a Bon Voyage Films Production (Amir Hamz, Christian Springer and Fahri Yardim) in Coproduction with ARRI Media Productions (Antonio Exacoustos, Joseph M'Barek), SWR (Leading Commissioning Editor: Stefanie Groß) ARTE, NDR and BR. It was funded by BKM (commission for culture and media of the German government), DFFF (National German XFilm Fund), FFA (Federal German Film Board), FFHSH (Film Fund Hamburg/ Schleswig-Holstein) and MFG (Media- and Film-Corporation Baden Württemberg).