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Original name: Pedágio
English name: Toll
Year: 2023
Run time: 101 Min
Language: Portuguese
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Director: Carolina Markowicz
Producers: Karen Castanho Vega, Luís Urbano, Bianca Villar, Fernando Fraiha, Sandro Aguilar, Carolina Markowicz
Cast: Maeve Jinkings, Kauan Alvarenga, Thomás Aquino, Aline Marta Maia, Isac Graça
Screenplay: Carolina Markowicz
Cinematographer: Luis Armando Arteaga
Editor: Lautaro Colace, Ricardo Saraiva
Sound Designer: André Bellentani, Filipe Derado
Music Composer: Filipe Derado
Production Company: Biônica Filmes, O Som e a Fúria
World Sales: Luxbox


  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • San Sebastián IFF 2023
  • Rio de Janeiro IFF 2023
  • Rome FF 2023
  • IFF India 2023
  • Stockholm IFF 2023

Director's Selected Filmography:

  • 2022 Charcoal
  • 2019 Spit (Short)
  • 2018 The Orphan (Short)
  • 2017 Long Distance Relationship (Short)
  • 2016 Postponed (Short)
  • 2014 Tatuapé Mahal Tower (Short)

Director's Biography:


Carolina Markowicz has written and directed 6 short films selected for festivals including Cannes, Locarno, Toronto, SXSW and AFI, and winners of more than 70 awards. The Orphan, her most recognised one, premiered in Director’s Fortnight in 2018 and won the Queer Palm, becoming the first Brazilian film to win the Queer Palm. Since 2021, Carolina has been a member of the Oscar Academy - AMPAS. Her debut feature, Charcoal, premiered at Toronto Competition and San Sebastian in 2022.


Suellen, a Brazilian toll-booth attendant, falls in with a gang of thieves in an attempt to keep her family afloat. In doing so, she realises she can use her job to raise some extra money illegally for a so-called noble cause: to send her son to expensive conversion therapy led by a renowned foreign priest.