Zorba the Greek

United Kingdom, 1964

Film
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After inheriting a mine in Crete, a young English writer (Alan Bates) goes to the Mediterranean island to inspect his property. There he meets Alexis Zorba (Anthony Quinn), a gregarious Greek who persuades Basil that he can help him re-establish the mine. Their encounters with the village community, including an ageing French coquette Hortense (Lila Kedrova) and a beautiful widow (Irene Papas), are by turns amusing and horrifying. Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.

Credits

producer/director

Michael Cacoyannis

production company

Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation

Duration

02:16:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1964

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

39059

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Feature films → Feature films - Greece

Literature → Greek literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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