Brief synopsis

BND biological weapons expert Wolf (Sebastian Blomberg) is obsessed with the idea that anthrax viruses are still being produced in Iraq despite UN controls. Back in Germany, his superior, Schatz (Thorsten Merten), assigns him as the lead officer for the Iraqi asylum seeker Rafid Alwan (Dar Salim). He claims that he was an engineer and part of Saddam Hussein's secret biological weapons program. A sensation for the BND, which is not exactly spoiled with success, at last the CIA would be one step ahead. But the proof is missing. But the search for it is difficult, because 'Curveball' knows what it is worth. And his statements play into the hands of very different interests - the CIA, the Federal Government, all use his incredible story for their own purposes. So a constructed story becomes more and more reality, and a lie becomes more and more truth. Which sets in motion a development that will change world politics forever. https://bonvoyage.film/projekt/curveball

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Sebastian BlombergArndt Wolf [L]
Dar SalimRafid Alwan [L]
Virginia Kulln.a. [L]
Michael Wittenbornn.a. [L]
Thorsten Mertenn.a. [L]
Franziska BrandmeierMeg [SR]
Tarek Abou Al SeoudDer unauffällige Mann [SR]
Oli BigalkeBND-Beamter [SR]
Marius BorghoffRechercheur Dieter [SR]
Dirk BöhlingBND-Rechercheur Heiner K. [SR]
Marcus CalvinCIA-Mann [SR]
David A. HamadeBassam [SR]
Georg PaluzaYaver [SR]
Matthias SchendelBND-Fahrer [SR]
Michael 'Mike' DaviesUniformierter [BP]
Simon KerrisonBND officer [BP]
Tom WaldBND Beamter

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantIlonka Szokola
ColoristPhilipp Orgassa
DI digital intermediate supervisorPaul AndexelARRI Mitte Berlin
Digital intermediate assistantClara B. ZimmerARRI Mitte
Director of photographySten Mende
2nd unit dopPeter Drittenpreis7 DT 2nd + 3 DT B
Camera operatorMax ZaherSkikamera, Stuntkamera
Drone camera operatorTimo Höft
1st assistant cameraRicarda Hibbeln
2nd assistant cameraMadeleine Roggatz
DIT digital imaging technicianJulian Schmelzle
Rear projection plates operatorJan MeyerPlate Assistant
Rear projection plates operatorJannik KlingelPlate Operator
Rear projection plates operatorThomas MatysiakProjektmanager
Video assist/playback operatorJannik Wenck
Casting directorSuse Marquardt
Costume designerJuliane Maier
Costume designerChristian Roehrs90er Jahre
Assistant costume designerJohanna Schraut
WardrobeKerstina Schemmel
WardrobePauline Näscher
WardrobePauline Platt
Additional wardrobePatricia Dagmar Armbruster
Additional wardrobeAnne Gebrande
Additional wardrobeSilvana Jost
Additional wardrobeViola Alexandra VolkHamburg
Costume dyeingSonia Inés Rocha
Costume patinationSonia Inés Rocha
DirectorJohannes Naber
1st AD (local system)Sven Kämmerer
2nd AD crowd (local system)Miriam Zacheiß
Script continuityTara Biere
Script continuityKristina GerasimovaBaWü-Teil / Drehtag 1-14
EditorAnne Jünemann
Additional editorAdrienne Hudson
Key/dolly gripCarsten Scharrmann
Grip assistantMatthias Schröter [1]
Special constructionsPhilipp KnopfCarrig
Drone pilotFrank Roos
GafferThomas von Klier
Best boyBjörn Körner
Best boySteffen Birker
Lighting technician / electricianSascha Reinhardt6DT Zusatz, BaWü
Lighting technician / electricianGustavo Nagel
Additional electricianPeter AssmannHamburg
Additional electricianChristoph Steil5 Tage
Makeup artist / hair stylistKatrin Sondermann
Makeup artist / hair stylistStefanie GredigHead of Department
ProstheticsJörg RunkProsthetic supply
Wig makerSandra Jethon
ProducerFahri Yardim
ProducerChristian Springer
ProducerAmir Hamz
Co-producerAntonio Exacoustos
Co-producerJoseph M'Barek
Assistant-/ junior-producerLetizia Lange
Assistant to producerStephanie Lanzinger
Production designerTamo Kunz
Production designerJenni WercheONLY TEASER 2017
Assistant production designerMeike Sudholz
Art directorHolger Sebastian MüllerFrankfurt
Art directorSeth Turner
Prop masterTim Meisner
Prop masterTobias Wiehn
Standby propsMaren EichSzenenbild: Tamo Kunz, AD: Seth Turner
Set dresserPamela SchmidtBaden-Württemberg
Property assistantGregory RefeldProd. Des: Tamo Kunz
Location scoutPamela SchmidtBaden-Württemberg
Location scoutAndreas WannerÖsterreich
Location scoutManuel Stülten
Set builderRene Bolte
Scenic painterSabine BB König
Graphic artistThomas Möller [3]
Graphic artistClaudia BehrensGrafische Arbeiten
Property driverMalte Harding
Production managerDorissa Berninger
Post production supervisorSimon Sturzeneggerfür Cine Chromatix
Post production supervisorChristian Vennefrohne
Production coordinatorAnna-Maria Thönelt
Travel coordinatorThomas Bieber
Unit managerMoritz GroßerhodeHH, BaWü II, Berlin
Unit managerRobin MaasPrep
Unit managerManuela Lee-Rusch
Location managerMihael 'Miki' MatijasevicHamburg und Umgebung
Location managerFabian KieferUnterstützung für die Motiv-Aufnahmeleitung
Set manager/ floor managerLeonie Kurz
Production driverSimon Kiefer [1]
PA internNele Fahrenwald
Office production assistantJohannes Jancke
ScreenwriterJohannes Naber
ScreenwriterOliver Keidel
Production sound mixerBenjamin Simon4 DT Vertretung (Main Unit)
Production sound mixerAndre Zacher
Production sound mixerJan Lukas Mielke2nd Unit
Production sound mixerJohannes Schelle2nd Unit
Boom operatorEtienne Haug
Second boom operatorMax Hartstang
Sound supervisorAndre Zacher
Sound designerTina Laschke
Stuntman/womanMatthias SchendelHauptdouble Sebastian Blomberg
Stuntman/womanThomas ' Tom ' JesterDouble Sebastian Blomberg, Precision Driving
Stuntman/womanSiegfried PolapDouble Sebastian Blomberg, Precision Driving
Stuntman/womanWolfram HuberPrecission Driver

Production companies

CompanyComment
Bon Voyage Films GmbH
Arri Media GmbH [de]Koproduktion
BR Bayerischer Rundfunk [de]Senderbeteiligung
NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk [de]Senderbeteiligung
SWR Südwestrundfunk [de]Senderpartner

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Arri Media International [de]World Sales
Mindjazz Pictures [de]
Polyfilm Verleih [at]Austria (cinema)
TriCoast Worldwide [us]USA (theatrical)

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesPacemaker
Extras/Bit PlayerExtra Faces Hamburg | Katrin PoppelbaumHamburg und Schleswig-Holstein
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Finance/Law/InsuranceTeamwork-Filmservice GmbH
Production ServicesOvidfilm
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbH
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationWerner Kürsten Kartonagen e.K.
Costumesco.co costume servicesKB: Juliane Maier
CostumesKostümfundus Babelsberg GmbHKB: Juliane Maier / Christian Röhrs
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Christian Roehrs
CostumesWellenstein zeitgenössische Kostüme GmbHKB: Juliane Maier / Christian Röhrs
PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbHAlle Bereiche HH
PropsLEON ActionteamScharfschützen Gewehre
Special EffectsSnow Business GmbH
Vehicles and aircraftsChristoph Schneider Spielfahrzeuge und DienstleistungenSpielfahrzeuge Präzisionsfahrer
Vehicles and aircraftspolizeiteam.deUnipolis, Uniformen, Unipkws
Vehicles and aircraftsSeat Mavri, MS AutomaklerSpielfahrzeuge, Youngtimer
Video/Computer PlaybackProduction Concept GmbH & Co. KGKFZ Plates
Film Processing/TransfersARRI Media GmbH
Image (VFX)ARRI Media GmbH
Image/EditingCine Chromatix KGEditing room rental

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2020GermanyFilmfest Hamburg