Sparse earnings of young women forced into prostitution are set against billions laundered through real estate deals. THE DEAL documents the machinations of the Nigerian so-called brotherhoods that are widespread in Europe. Through exclusive access to intercepted conversations and testimonies of key witnesses, the film uncovers the network specializing in human trafficking, forced prostitution and drug smuggling. At the center: a committed Italian prosecutor, a Duisburg investigator, a former trafficked woman and a social worker whose NGO enables women in Nigeria to make a living for themselves. Here, the extent of organized crime and the danger it poses are revealed. In addition, the film raises the question of responsibility. Because: Without demand, there is no supply.