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Text is a 2019 Russian crime drama psychological thriller film directed by Klim Shipenko, an adaptation of the best-selling novel Text (2017) by writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, who adapted the novel into a movie script. The film stars Alexander Petrov, Ivan Yankovsky and Kristina Asmus.

Plot

The film tells the story of a man, Ilya Goryunov, who ends up behind bars on a false charge. Once on the outside, he realizes that it is no longer possible to return to his former life for which is his so nostalgic and he decides to take revenge on the man whose fault it was that he ended up in prison. As a result of their meeting, Ilya ends up in possession of the offender’s smartphone and through a series of texts gradually takes his place.