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The Lone Wolf

O lobo solitário


A talk show radio host has chosen emotions as his theme for tonight’s show, which proves surprisingly banal until he gets a call from an old friend. The friend accuses the host of sexually abusing his son and the atmosphere quickly turns very intense and very dark. The lead performance carries the whole film and keeps you hooked as the story unravels and escalates. Shot mostly in one room, excellent cinematography and sound design help build the suspense using just a few elements. It is not just the pedophilia theme that makes this a powerful and disturbing film—it is how this hidden secret, suddenly exposed, has altered both their lives in unimaginable ways.


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Director Filipe Melo
Cast Adriano Luz, António Fonseca, Maria João Pinho
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Country of Origin Portugal
Year 2021
Language In Portuguese with English subtitles
Film Contact h264 Distribution
Content Warning Sexual Violence, Child Abuse
24 min
Drama, Shorts

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Sandra Faria


Filipe Melo


Vasco Viana


Gabriela Soares

Production Design

Juan Cavia

Original Music

Filipe Melo, The Legendary Tigerman, Marante


Filipe Melo headshot, The Lone Wolf director

Filipe Melo

Filipe Melo is a musician, film director, and author. He studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and currently works as a jazz pianist, producer, and orchestrator. He has composed music for film, and directed music videos and award-winning short films. He is also a comic book author whose works have been published in the US, Brazil, France, Poland, Turkey, and Spain.