Curveball – A True Story. Unfortunately.

Local title
Vintpall
Original title
Curveball – A True Story. Unfortunately.
Director
Johannes Naber
Country
Germany
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
IN FOCUS: NEW GERMAN CINEMA
Genre
/mängufilm/

This film is – unfortunately – based on a true story. 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.

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…

In this enraged satire, Johannes Naber walks us through a surreal sequence of events culminating in the 2003 Iraq invasion.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Johannes Naber
Screenwriter
Oliver Keidel, Johannes Naber
Cast
Sebastian Blomberg, Dar Salim, Virginia Kull, Michael Wittenborn, Thorsten Merten
Producer
Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim
DoP
Sten Mende
Editor
Anne Jünemann
Runtime
Language
Arabic, German, English

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Screenings

Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening131202 / Vintpall
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening152103 / Vintpall
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening160504 / Vintpall
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
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