The Slow Business of Going

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The Slow Business of Going
Directed byAthina Rachel Tsangari
Written byJim Davis
Matthew Johnson
Tasca Shadix
Athina Rachel Tsangari
Produced byMatthew Johnson
Athina Rachel Tsangari
StarringLizzie Curry Martinez
CinematographyDeborah Eve Lewis
Release date
Running time
101 minutes

The Slow Business of Going is a 2000 Greek film directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari. It premiered at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival on 17 November 2000.[1]


Petra Going (Lizzie Curry Martinez) is a receiver for the Experience Data Agency, which sends her and her fellow receivers out to wander the globe and interact with various characters. The seemingly random interactions are then uploaded into a database where they can later be accessed by users wishing to vicariously inhabit the experiences.[2]


The film was shot over a period of five years, in hotel rooms and other locations in various countries. The script was constantly evolving, with the actors encouraged to improvise and try new things. Tsangari has stated that the making of the film was constantly very playful.[3]


  • Lizzie Curry Martinze as Petra Going
  • Maria Tsantsanoglou as Micah
  • Gary Price as the gunman
  • Kenny Strickland as the tango man


  1. ^ "The Slow Business of Going". 3 December 2000. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  2. ^ "The Slow Business of Going". 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ "A Permanent Erection for the Eye: Athina Rachel Tsangari's The Slow Business of Going". November 2001. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

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