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In his second feature film, Crisis, Nicholas Jarecki (writer/director of the critically acclaimed Arbitrage takes an uncompromising look at the opioid crisis with three parallel, inexorably linked stories inspired by real life events Crisis is a dramatic, action filled thriller that puts a gripping yet human face on an epidemic which has claimed hundreds of
thousands of lives worldwide.
Caught in the crisis are Dr Tyrone Brower (Gary Oldman), a university professor contracted by a major pharmaceutical
company to run experiments on a new “non addictive” painkiller before it hits the market Jake Kelly Armie Hammer), an undercover DEA agent with a troubled family who attempts to infiltrate an international Fentanyl smuggling operation and Claire Reimann (Evangeline Lilly), an architect recovering from an Oxycontin addiction who is determined to uncover the truth behind her son’s suspected involvement in narcotics Together, their worlds combine to illuminate the landscape of an ever growing epidemic now touching every corner of society in a story of professional integrity,
moral discovery, and love and revenge.
Thursday 18th March
Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Greg Kinnear, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Rodriguez
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