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Toll Booth

Original Title (If different): 
Gişe Memuru
Production country: 
Running time (In minutes): 
Art-house films
European Films
Student film: 
Production year: 
July, 2010
Film Credits
Film director: 
Tolga Karacelik
Engin Yenidunya, Sara Merih Ertas
Tolga Karacelik
Tolga Karacelik, Evren Lus
Film photographer: 
Ercan Ozkan
Fatih Aydogdu
Cem Adiyaman
Art Director: 
Nadide Argun
Tuba Atac
Cast 1: 
Serkan Ercan
Cast 2: 
Nergis Ozturk
Cast 3: 
Nur Aysan
Cast 4: 
Zafer Diper
Cast 5: 
Nadir Saribacak
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
16 mm
Film Sound: 
Dolby SR
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
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Festival selections: 

30th Istanbul Film Festival
Global Lens 2012 at MoMA
52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival
40th Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema
35th Göteborg International Film Festival
27th Warsaw Film Festival
Doha Tribeca Film Festival
13th International Film Festival Bratislava
17th London Turkish Film Festival

Awards received: 
47th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival - Best First Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography 20th Mannheim Turkish Film Festival - Best Film
Film reviews: 
NewYork Times – January 11, 2012 “Toll Booth is a psychological pressure cooker that could blow its lid at any moment…the film’s swell of filial hatred communicates through fine acting and Ercan Ozkan’s eloquent photography.” Slant Magazine – January 10, 2012 “Both as a character study and modern-day parable, Toll Booth sneaks up on you with its subtle use of repeating motifs and audible cues.” Variety – November 30, 2011 “Pic beautifully exteriorizes Kenan’s locked-up fears and agonies. Like dreams, these reveries are somewhat surreal and occasionally non sensical, but at the same time offer direct access to the character’s subconscious. Never a heavy-handed Freudian dissection of Kenan’s personality, pic remains light and even chuckle-inducing while never compromising the characters’ sincere emotions. The dignified strength of Ercan’s perf is especially helpful in this regard, though the cast is strong across the board” IndieWire – November 16, 2011 “Toll Booth… is a hilarious work that chronicles the life of a repressed man whose fantasies intrude on his pedestrian days. ScreenDaily – April 22, 2011 “Toll Booth is shot with sober precision, whether dealing with reality or flights of imagination, and enormously assisted by Ercan’s performance in the lead…Though facing the formidable challenge of putting a face on the nondescript operators manning highway toll booths, Karacelik manages to come up not only with a believable portrait of a 35 year-old man still struggling to reach emotional independence, but also with a tightly knit, closely controlled picture that should easily find its way in to international festivals and art house cinemas”
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Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Sara Merih Ertas
publicity address: 
Susam Sokak Marmara Apt. no:2/2 Cihangir Istanbul / TURKEY
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