Zorba the Greek

Mihalis Kakogiannis, USA, Greece, 1964o


Basil, an English writer suffering from writer's block, comes to Crete to inspect an inherited lignite mine, but he is really on a journey of self-discovery. He befriends Zorba, a larger-than-life, big-hearted Greek laborer who shows Basil how the world works. Basil is attracted to a beautiful widow who has made herself unavailable to the other men in the village, while Zorba strikes up a romance with Mme. Hortense, an aging French courtesan who runs a small hotel and is the former mistress of four admirals. The protagonist team's efforts to build a cable car end in disaster and one of the most famous laughs in film history.


Movie Datao

Other titles
Alexis Sorbas DE
Zorba le Grec FR
Adventure, Drama, Comedy
Running time
142 Min.
Original languages
Greek, English
ØYour rating7.6/10
IMDB user:
7.6 (24026)
< 10 votes
< 3 votes

Cast & Crewo

Anthony QuinnAlexis Zorba
Alan BatesBasil
Irene PapasWidow
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