Rent Zorba the Greek (1964)

3.8 of 5 from 79 ratings
2h 16min
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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, gregarious 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.
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Nikos Kazantzakis, Michael Cacoyannis
Michael Cacoyannis, Walter Lassally, Vassilis Fotopoulos
20th Century Fox
Action & Adventure, Drama

1965 Oscar Best Supporting Actress

1965 Oscar Best Cinematography Black and White

1965 Oscar Best Art Direction Black and White

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Run Time:
136 minutes
English, French, Italian
Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
B & W
  • Audio Commentary by Director Michael Cacoyannis and Demetrios Liappas
  • Biography: Anthony Quinn - A Lust for Life
  • 2 Movietone News Segments
  • Alternate Intro
  • Photo Gallery
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
142 minutes

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Reviews (3) of Zorba the Greek

zorba the greek - Zorba the Greek review by AB

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the film was faulty so was only able to watch about a third would like a replacement please as Iwas enjoying it.this is the third film that I have received which I have needed to return .Do you check the older films?

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Too dated. - Zorba the Greek review by JD

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The acting is theatrical, which 50 years later seems quaint and false. Of its time but not as good as I'd hoped.

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Great Music Daft Plot - Zorba the Greek review by RP

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Updated 19/09/2019

The music is the only thing of note from this film. A lesson in how to overact by Anthony Quinn. And such a daft plot that it must make the Greeks squirm with embarrassment when they watch it!

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