It Happened Just Before
AMOUR FOU Vienna
Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Rainer Halbauer, Otto Pikal, Anna Sparer, Leopold Sobotka, Gertrud Tauchhammer
"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 the objects of trafficking which were then re-worked into a documentary screenplay by the director. The stories are not retold by actresses but by people who have a direct relationship to events and places in the film: a customs officers, a village inhabitant, a bar-keeper in a bordello, a woman diplomat and a taxi driver. A film about false promises, exploitation and disappointment.