German Currents

CURVEBALL + Filmmaker Q&A

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Bioweapons expert Wolf (Sebastian Blomberg) of Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is convinced that anthrax is still being produced in Iraq. When Rafid Alwan (Dar Salim), an Iraqi asylum seeker, claims to be a former engineer for Saddam Hussein's secret bioweapons program, it is a rare triumph for the German secret service. However, the search for hard evidence doesn't prove easy when Alwan, codenamed "Curveball," uses his value to the CIA and the Germans to his advantage. Soon, a fabrication becomes reality, a lie becomes truth, and the events that follow will forever change the global political landscape. Director Johannes Naber's dark political satire is captivating, absurd, as profound as it is funny and yet highly entertaining. Nominated for Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor at the 2021 German Film Awards.

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    108 minutes
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    Johannes Naber