Curveball – Wir machen die Wahrheit

2020 Feature Film –  Political Satire

World premiere at the Berlinale 2020
2x German Film Award (Lola) 2021

Written by:  Oliver Keidel, Johannes Naber
Director:  Johannes Naber
Producers:  Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim
Co-Producers:  Antonio Exacoustos, Joseph M'Barek

Cast:  Sebastian Blomberg, Dar Salim, Virginia Kull, Thorsten Merten, Michael Wittenborn, Franziska Brandmaier

Co-produced by The Playmaker Munich, SWR, Arte, NDR und BR
Funded by BKM, DFFF, FFA, FFHSH und MFG
Distributed by Rock Salt Releasing (USA), Filmwelt (Germany), among others
International sales by The Playmaker Munich

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 – for Alwan claims to have worked as an engineer for Saddam Hussein's secret bioweapons program. It is a rare triumph for a secret service not exactly spoilt by success: Finally they have a piece of information 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 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.