Zorba the Greek
- Original title
Alexis Zorbas aka
- Running time
- 136 min.
- United States
Mihalis Kakogiannis (Novel: Nikos Kazantzakis)
Walter Lassally (B&W)
George Pan Cosmatos
Co-production United States-Greece; 20th Century Fox
Drama | Comedy-Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- Basil, a young English writer of Greek ancestry, meets an older, free-spirited Greek peasant named Zorba (Anthony Quinn) on the island of Crete. While Zorba pursues a relationship with Madame Hortense, an aging 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. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Quinn) and winner of three, including Best Supporting Actress (Lila Kedrova).
: 3 Academy Awards: Supporting Actress (Lila Kedrova), Cinematography (B&W), Art Direction. 7 Nominations
: Golden Globes: 5 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
: David di Donatello Awards: Golden Plate (Mihalis Kakogiannis)
: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Best Actor (Quinn)
: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nominations including to Best Film
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