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Marathon (2002)
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Compelling study of an obsession, 30 October 2004

Marathon at first seems like the portrait of a woman with too much time on her hands, trying to complete a certain number of crossword puzzles in 24 hours, while riding subways in New York. But we are soon drawn in as we try to understand what drives the heroine to frantically complete the puzzles, eat on the run, and move from one subway train to another. There is little interaction with others as she strives to meet her goal, but the true story is slowly revealed. I found this movie works on several levels, and hope to see it again. The directing is excellent, and the black and white photography adds to the stark mood. Sara Paul does a wonderful job of portraying a woman trapped in obsession.