Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival11th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 22 - April 28, 2012

Toll Booth - Gise Memuru

Written and Directed by Tolga Karacelik

Cast: Serkan Ercan, Zafer Diper, Nur Aysan, Nergis Öztürk, Sermet Yesil, Büsra Pekin, Ruhi Sari, Nadir Saribacak, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

2010 / 96 min. / with English subtitles

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Gise Memuru

New England Premiere


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012, 7:15 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012, 5:00 pm

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

As a part of MFA's Global Lens Film Series

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 3:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

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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?



  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2010): Best Cinematography, Best First Film, Best Actor (Serkan Ercan)
  • London Turkish Film Festival, U.K. (2011)
  • International Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia (2011)


Tolga KaracelikTolga Karacelik was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1981. After receiving his law degree from Marmara University, he studied film at New York Film Academy. His short film, Rapunzel, received the Audience Award for short films at the SOHO International Film Festival in 2010. He also wrote and directed the music video for Celik Comak by the Turkish band Gevende. Toll Booth is his first feature film.



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