The Crisis and Us

A feature film by Johan Kramer


Original score composed and arranged by

Tom Holkenborg


This month it is exactly seven years ago that the American bank Lehman Brothers went bankrupt. Black Monday (2008) was the start of the crisis, which we’ve just left behind us, but according to the experts a new crisis is on its way in China.

The Crisis and us is a modern fairytale in 42 short stories from Tokyo, Berlin, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam and a small town in Iceland named Ponzisson.

Don’t expect in-depth analyses of the bigger picture: this is just a film about the impact of the crisis on the lives of ordinary people around the world. But it is above all a tribute to the imagination.

You can order the special edition dvd here