Alexander DUMREICHER-IVANCEANU (Amour Fou Filmproduktion), Gabriele KRANZELBINDER (Amour Fou Filmproduktion)
‘It happened just before’ is an artistic confrontation with the global phenomenon of trafficking in women. Anja Salomonowitz has chosen an unusual approach to the theme: her film is based on real narratives by women who were casualties of trafficking. Those stories are neither told by them nor by actors, but by common people who have either relation to the events or places trafficking appears: a customs officer, a village inhabitant, a bar-keeper in a bordello, a woman diplomat and a taxi driver. A film about false promises and exploitation, showing, that trafficking is everywhere around us, although we may not notice.