Punishment and Revenge in New Russian Film – “Text”

The film, based on the best-seller of Dmitry Glukhovsky and his own script, tells how by getting someone’s smartphone, you can easily impersonate him and gain almost complete control over all aspects of his life, from working correspondence to personal relations.

The dramatic thriller of the Central Partnership studio was directed by Klim Shipenko and the producers Eduard Iloyan, Denis Zhalinsky and Vitaliy Shlyappo. Age marking assigned 16+.

The plot will tell about a guy named Ilya, who at the age of 27 leaves prison after serving a term on false charges and gets a smartphone from a person who is guilty of his fate. In a world where only text rules through social networks and applications, he turns into the personality of his offender and gets access to his whole life, to every area and detail. Since his previous normal life has already been destroyed, he can get even with the person who gave false testimonies and essentially sentenced him to prison. Photos, correspondence with parents and colleagues, a beloved girl – all this is now dominated by Ilya’s text.

The cast is headed by Alexander Petrov (Gogol. The Beginning, T-34, The Hero, Ice), his company in this Russian thriller is Kristina Asmus (The Champions: Faster. Higher. Stronger, The Dawns Here are Quiet…), Ivan Yankovsky (Factory) and the author Dmitry Glukhovsky himself. The music for the thriller was composed by Dmitry Noskov (The Invisibles, Island of Luck, My Mad Family). The premiere date in Russian cinemas was held on October 24, 2019, and the Central Partnership is the distributor in the Russian Federation.

Ru-Main, 14.11.2019

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