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    Toll Bar

    Schlagbaum

    Directed by

    Kazakhstan

    2015

    62 min

    • Kazakh

    Drama

    Rauan lives in Almaty and works as a night guard at the gatehouse of a luxurious apartment building. He dreams of becoming a boxer, but doesn’t have the means to realize his ambition. For him, even coming up with monthly rent for his room is a constant struggle. Aidar, the son of an oil company CEO, dreams of traveling abroad to study. To earn the necessary credits to enter a foreign university, though, he needs to submit several reports. So, he asks a friend for help. One night, Aidar drives his luxurious car through the gate at which Rauan works. They belong to completely different worlds but both of them are desperate for something else. Meeting each other at the entrance, they head toward an irreversible outcome.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Award - Eurasia IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Yerkebulan Daiyrov
    Didar Keden
    Screenplay
    Zhassulan Poshanov
    Adilkhan Erzhanov
    Cinematography
    Azamat Dulatov
    Editing
    Emar Nurgaliyev
    Music
    Akun Zairov
    Roman Vishnevskiy
    Sales
    ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF KAZAKH FILMS
    Production
    567 CREATIVE LABORATORY
    Zhassulan Poshanov

    Zhassulan Poshanov

    Kazakhstan

    Screenwriter and director Zhassulan Poshanov graduated from T.K. Zhurgenov National Academy of Fine Arts in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 2009. His filmography includes the short ALMATY-SHYMKENT (2009), a number of TV series, and the features THREE UNDER THE MOON (2008), COCKTAIL FOR STARS 2 (2011), and his most recent film, TOLL BAR (2015).