Zorba the Greek


Basil, a young English writer of Greek ancestry, meets an older, free-spirited Greek peasant named Zorba on the island of Crete. While Zorba pursues a relationship with Madame Hortense, an agig French courtesan, the inhibited Basil summons up the courage to court a young widow. The young, unhappy Englishman finds himself learning valuable life lessons from Zorba, the earthy peasant who has a zeal for everything he does.


7 Oscar Nominations (Best Film, Direction, Scenario Adapation, Photography, Scenery, Actor in Leading Role, Actress in Supporting Role_
3 Oscar Awards (Photography, Scenery, Actress in Supporting Role)
Golden Globe
International Critique Award

Actors: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Lila Kentrova, Irene Papa, George Fountas, Eleni Anousaki, Sotiris Moustakas, George Vogiatzis, Anna Kyriakou
Screenplay / Direction: Michael Cacoyannis, (based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis)
Director of Photography: Walter Lassaly
Music: Mikis Theodorakis
Sets – Costumes: Vassilis Fotopoulos

Genre: Social
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Productions
Duration: 142
Premiere: 11/16/1964

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