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The Toll - Jennie Kermode - 16664

The Toll - Jennie Kermode - 16664

If you like quirky characters, deadpan comedy and the occasional stylistic flourish, you may enjoy this Welsh indie effort, which Ryan Andrew Hooper and Matt Redd have developed from their 2019 short, Ambition. It's not one for everybody but won some loyal fans when screening at the Glasgow Film Festival, and for all the difficulties it runs into, it certainly has spirit.

The film focuses on an unnamed tollbooth operator (Michael Smiley) working on a remote rural road which it's not clear why many people would want to drive along anyway, and collecting so little that it's difficult to see how he can earn enough to pay for his sandwiches. He's been there for years and is well known in his small community, but unbeknownst to people there, he has a secret past. When, one day, an elegantly dressed stranger in an expensive yellow car recognises him, he knows that...

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