Lone Wolf Film 2021
Lone Wolf is a remake of Joseph Conrad’s famous novel set in a near-future Australia where the government can monitor every aspect of daily life. The focus is on an obscure bookstore where a secret meeting of environmental activists is taking place. Winnie and her lover Conrad aim to sabotage the G20, but they have no idea that they are being led into a trap.
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Plot Summary & Review
Watching a continuous stream of video footage is not exactly what the Minister of Justice wants to be doing. However, a former police officer is adamant. All of this material – from hidden cameras, phone taps, Skype chats, and security monitoring – can tell a compelling story when put together. The focus is on an obscure bookstore where a secret meeting of environmental activists is taking place. Winnie and her lover Conrad aim to sabotage the G20, but they have no idea that they are being led into a trap.
The major body of the film is presented as a data file, stitched together by a disgruntled former police officer Kylie (Diana Glenn) and submitted to a slick Minister of Justice (Hugo Weaving), who is currently fighting for re-election, with increased ‘dataveillance’ access as one of his primary pledges. Conrad, Kylie adds, was her informant, which means he was placed under “amber surveillance,” in which “no eyes” are actively monitoring him but an electronic record is retained to be analyzed if necessary. In effect, this means that every smoke detector, mirror, and security camera in his home, shop, and the streets outside are wired to record his every move, giving Kylie a lot of information.
The fact that Conrad’s home and workplace were bugged doesn’t explain some of the other footage Kylie is able to obtain, including footage of a secret meeting between Conrad and a member of the banned organization Black Bloc, as well as private skype conversations between the Minister and his Assistant Police Commissioner (Stephen Curry).
What isn’t immediately clear is why the Minister feels compelled to watch Kylie’s film, which isn’t as focused as it could be and first focuses more on Winnie’s emotional bond with her brother than on the couple’s hidden activity. However, as the story unfolds, it becomes evident that there were numerous interested interests in the planned “victimless atrocity” that resulted in a death.
This intriguing political thriller uses its protagonists’ ideological views as a springboard, but it’s most successful when it takes a stand and begins to unravel society’s levels of exploitation. Those at the top of the heap regard those below them as disposable. And then there’s Stevie, played by Chris Bunton (Relic), who, like Winnie, is the only completely likeable character in a film full of sleazy, self-serving characters.
Lone Wolf Cast
- Hugo Weaving as Police Minister.
- Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Winnie.
- Diana Glenn as Kylie.
- Josh McConville as Conrad.
- Chris Bunton as Stevie.
- Lawrence Mooney.
- Tyler Coppin.
- Marlon Williams. Ossipon.