Three stories about the world of opioids collide: A drug dealer arranges a multi-cartel fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the USA. An architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's involvement in the drug business. And a university professor struggles with unexpected revelations about his employer in research, a drug company with great government influence that is launching a new „non-addictive“ painkiller.

“Oldman, as you might expect, is excellent here, so is Lilly, and Hammer is very fine as well (…).”

  • By Pete Hammound in Deadline

“It’s compelling, relevant filmmaking”

“Jarecki's tendency to streamline subplots doesn't make "Crisis" any less engaging, giving everything a pop, Michael Crichton-esque feel.”

  • By Peter Debruge (in Variety and as top critic on Rotten Tomatoes, Feb 22nd)

“Oldman and Lilly shine in this crime thriller, but it’s the humanity and less obvious situations that are the most captivating of all.

  • By Pamela Powell, critic on Rotten Tomatoes, March 8th 2021


Status: Released
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Format: Feauture Film
Production: Construction Film, Green Room Film, Bideford Productions, Burn Later Productions, Tuesday Films, Matisse Pictures


Producer: Veronica Ferres, Frank Buchs, Cassian Elwes, Nicholas Jarecki, Jonathan Vanger, Karl Richards, Lisa Wilson
Writer: Nicholas Jarecki
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
DoP: Nicolas Bolduc
Composer: Raphael Reed


Gary Oldman
Luke Evans
Evangeline Lilly
Armie Hammer
Michelle Rodriguez
Veronica Ferres
Mia Kirshner
Greg Kinnear
Lily Rose Depp

Construction Filmproduction GmbH - Crisis
Construction Filmproduction GmbH - Crisis
Construction Filmproduction GmbH - Crisis
Construction Filmproduction GmbH - Crisis