Zorba the Greek

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1964
  • Running time: 142 min
On the Greek isle of Crete, Basil (Alan Bates), a shy inhibited writer from England is befriended by Zorba (Anthony Quinn) a boisterous peasant with an astonishing love for life. When Zorba agrees to work at Basil's abandoned mine, it is the beginning... read more
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On the Greek isle of Crete, Basil (Alan Bates), a shy inhibited writer from England is befriended by Zorba (Anthony Quinn) a boisterous peasant with an astonishing love for life. When Zorba agrees to work at Basil's abandoned mine, it is the beginning of a lesson for the young man as he gradually moves from an observer of the world to a participant. This acclaimed classic co-stars Irene Paps and Lila Kedrova in an Oscar winning performance.

Original Release

12/14/1964

US Release

12/17/1964

Cast

1965OscarBest Picture Nominated
1965OscarBest Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1965OscarBest Actress in a Supporting Role Won
1965OscarBest Director Nominated
1965OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1965OscarBest Cinematography, Black-and-White Won
1965OscarBest Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Won
1965Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1965Golden GlobeBest Director Nominated
1965Golden GlobeBest Actor - Drama Nominated
1965Golden GlobeBest Supporting Actress Nominated
1965Golden GlobeBest Original Score Nominated
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