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A young British writer (Bates) comes to Crete to find himself by working his father's mine. He meets Zorba, an itinerant Greek laborer (Quinn), and they take lodgings together with an aging courtesan, who Zorba soon romances. The writer, on the other hand, is attracted to a lovely young widow. When she responds to him, the townsmen jealously attack her. Zorba teaches the young man the necessary response to life and its tragedies. Based on a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis. Masterpiece performance from Quinn. Beautifully photographed, somewhat overlong. Film later written for stage production.

Fusion Video, 100 Fusion Way, Country Club Hills, IL 60478, URL: http://www.coldfusionvideo.com

Available on Running time 142 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Culture Clash, Buddies, Writers
Cast
Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova
Cinematography
Walter Lassally
Director
Michael Cacoyannis

Awards

Oscars 1964: Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, B&W Cinematog., Support. Actress (Kedrova); Natl. Bd. of Review 1964: Actor (Quinn).

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