Zorba the Greek
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142 mins USA/English
DVD  Region 1   Unrated
Anthony Quinn
Alan Bates
Irene Papas
Lila Kedrova
Sotiris Moustakas
Anna Kyriakou
Eleni Anousaki
Yorgo Voyagis
Takis Emmanuel
George Foundas
Director Michael Cacoyannis

If you think Zorba the Greek is a simple-minded homage to a man with a zest for life, then you haven't seen the movie. Basil (Alan Bates), a reticent British writer, comes to the Mediterranean island of Crete to revive a mine his father owned. On the way, he meets a Greek roustabout named Zorba (Anthony Quinn) and hires him to help, little suspecting that Zorba's exuberance will lead him to some dark and troubling places--frankly, if the last 30 minutes of Zorba the Greek are what it means to embrace life, some viewers will want to shut the door in life's face. But there's no denying the movie's ambitious scope and implacable force, even as it paints an alien and disturbing portrait of life in a Greek village. On top of that, gorgeous cinematography and one of the greatest film scores ever give this movie almost demonic energy. --Bret Fetzer
Edition Details
Release Date 08/03/2004
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles English; 1Persian; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 1.0
Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0
No. of Disks/Tapes 1
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