Crisis (2021 Film) Information

Crisis is a crime/drama/thriller film. Nicholas Jarecki is the director and writer of the Rated R movie.  This is the second feature film.  His feature debut is suspense-thriller Arbitrage.



Gary Oldman as Dr. Tyrone Brower
Armie Hammer as Jake Kelly
Evangeline Lilly as Claire Reimann
Greg Kinnear as Geoff Talbot
Michelle Rodriguez as Supervisor Garrett
Luke Evans as Dr. Bill Simons
Lily-Rose Depp as Emmie Kelly
Indira Varma as Madira Brower
Kid Cudi as Ben Walker
Martin Donovan as Lawrence Morgan
Veronica Ferres as Meg Holmes
Mia Kirshner as Susan Reimann
Charles Champagne as Cedric Beauville
Michael Aronov as Minas
Adam Tsekhman as Armen
Duke Nicholson as Derrick
Toni Garrn as Sarah
Sara Sampaio as Ines
Ellora Torchia as Reeva
Nicholas Jarecki as Stanley Foster
Guy Nadon as Mother
Hiro Kanagawa as Dr. Ishiyama

Synopsis of the film

A drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation. An architect recovering from an oxycodone addiction tracks down the truth behind her son’s disappearance.  A university professor battles unexpected revelations about his employer, a pharmaceutical company bringing a new “non-addictive” painkiller to market. Set against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic, their stories collide in this dramatic thriller from writer/director Nicholas Jarecki.

Statement from Jarecki of his approach to Crisis

I’ve always been interested in films with multiple storylines, films told from different perspectives where the stories cross. There are classics of that form that inspired me like 21 Grams and, of course, Traffic.  I’ve also been affected by the opioid epidemic personally through friends and their difficulties and learned that the issues are complicated and often misunderstood. When I started to write this film, I felt that I needed to explore the many aspects of this topic through different characters and emotions – I had to do it in a way that could look at the whole landscape of how it runs through society. The multi-narrative approach just seemed to fit.

Release date

CRISIS, starring Gary Oldman, is releasing on digital and on-demand platforms across Canada on March 16.

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