Hacker (theatrically released as “Anonymous”) is a 2016 crime thriller, directed by Akan Satayev, about a group of young hackers who get involved with an online crime group and black market dealers across Toronto, Hong Kong, New York, and Bangkok. The cast consisted of Callan McAuliffe, Lorraine Nicholson, Daniel Eric Gold, and Clifton Collins Jr. The story was loosely based on real events. The screenplay was written by Timur Zhaxylykov and Sanzhar Sultan, who also produced in association with Brillstein Entertainment Partners. The film had a limited release in the US (under the title “Anonymous”), on December 2nd, 2016. Following that, Sony Pictures released the film on home entertainment.
When his family hits financial trouble, Alex Danyliuk turns to a life of crime and identity theft, with the help of Sye, a street-wise hustler who introduces him to the world of black market trading, Kira, a young female hacker, and contacts on the dark web. After finding success in causing financial market chaos, they gain the attention of Z, a mysterious masked figure, who’s the head of an organization known as Anonymous, and a number one target by the FBI.