The 1964 winner of Academy Awards® for Best Cinematography, Supporting Actress (Lila Kedrova) and Art Direction/Set Decoration, Zorbab The Greek was also nominated for Best Picture, Actor (Anthony Quinn), Director, and Writing. When he hires an eccentric stranger named Zorba to work in a mine he inherited on Crete, Basil, a timid English writer (Alan Bates), finds himself drawn into a world far more exciting and dangerous than any he has known. Zorba courts too many women, endures perils in the mine that scare off the other workers, and defies a group of men seeking vengeance on a young widow who has rejected their advances. Eventually, Zorba's undying exuberance forces Basil to undergo a transformation into becoming a more active participant in his own life. Brimming with "inspired acting, perfect direction, artful photography" ('Cleveland Press') Zorba the Greek is arguably one of the most passionate studies of human nature ever put to film.

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Zorba the Greek (1964)

Adventure/Drama · 2h 22m · 12/14/1964

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The 1964 winner of Academy Awards® for Best Cinematography, Supporting Actress (Lila Kedrova) and Art Direction/Set Decoration, Zorbab The Greek was also nominated for Best Picture, Actor (Anthony Quinn), Director, and Writing. When he hires an eccentric stranger named Zorba to work in a mine he inherited on Crete, Basil, a timid English writer (Alan Bates), finds himself drawn into a world far more exciting and dangerous than any he has known. Zorba courts too many women, endures perils in the mine that scare off the other workers, and defies a group of men seeking vengeance on a young widow who has rejected their advances. Eventually, Zorba's undying exuberance forces Basil to undergo a transformation into becoming a more active participant in his own life. Brimming with "inspired acting, perfect direction, artful photography" ('Cleveland Press') Zorba the Greek is arguably one of the most passionate studies of human nature ever put to film.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Greek

Countries

Greece, United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Budget

$783,000
Part Of
Cast
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Anthony Quinn

Alexis Zorba
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Alan Bates

Basil
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Irene Papas

Widow
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Lila Kedrova

Madame Hortense
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Sotiris Moustakas

Mimithos
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Anna Kyriakou

Soul
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Eleni Anousaki

Lola
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Yorgo Voyagis

Pavlo
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Takis Emmanuel

Manolakas
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Giorgos Foundas

Mavrandoni
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Pia Lindström

Bauernmädchen (Szene gestrichen)
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George P. Cosmatos

Junge mit Akne-Gesicht
Crew
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Michael Cacoyannis

Director
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Michael Cacoyannis

Writer
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Walter Lassally

Cinematograpy
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Mikis Theodorakis

Music
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Michael Cacoyannis

Editor
Disc Releases
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Zorba the Greek

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/3/2004

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Zorba The Greek

(Blu-ray)

6/5/2012

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