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Global Lens Film: TOLL BOOTH (Gise Memuru - Turkey)

Event Type
Center for Global Studies, University YMCA, European Union Center, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latzer Hall, University YMCA, Corner of Wright & Chalmers, Champaign
Nov 7, 2012   7:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Global Health Initiative Events

A taciturn tollbooth attendant shuffles between a suffocating home life with his ailing father and the monotony of the box where he works. Desperate to resist his father’s attempt to marry him off while determined to prove his worth by fixing his family’s broken-down car, he drives himself toward a nervous breakdown. After a reassignment to a desolate country road, he begins a flirtatious relationship with a woman who drives by each day. But is this salvation for the aging bachelor, or the further unraveling of his mind? An expert cast and keen art direction contribute to this wry, heartbreaking ode to lost dreams in a sleepwalking world.

Director: Tolga Karaçelik
Turkey   |   2010   |   96 minutes
Turkish, with subtitles in English                      

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