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Alexis Zorba Alan Bates By using this site, you agree to the Terms ggek Use and Privacy Policy. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. Full Cast and Crew. For the song used in the film, see Zorbas. Zorba gives her the pet-name “Bouboulina” likely inspired by the Greek heroine while he takes the pet-name “Canavaro” after real-life Admiral Canevaroa past lover claimed by Hortense.

Best Films Ever according to my taste. Nikos Kazantzakis’ novels lend themselves to cinematic treatment. The novel was zrba into a successful film of the same name by Michael Cacoyannis as well as a musical, Zorba. In other projects Wikiquote. Share this Rating Title: He walks around a zorha group of people, and in the next shot they are under his left arm.

Michael Cacoyannis uses these men, as a sort of Greek Chorus, so important in Greek tragedies.

Alan Bates, who is seen as Basil, the Englishman of Greek descent, who is going to Crete to see the family’s land and mine. The year is most likely As he discovers the earthy pleasures of Greece, the Englishman finds his view on life changing.

Movies i’ve seen in Zorba the Greek Greek: Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it. It almost goes without saying that the two the narrator and Zorba will remember each other for the duration of their natural lives.


Alienated by the villagers’ harshness and amorality, he eventually returns to the mainland once his and Zorba’s ventures are completely financially spent.

The narrator does not accept Zorba’s invitation to visit. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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The director was fortunate to find such collaborators as Grsk Theodorakis, the genial composer of the gek score and Walter Lassally, who photographed the barren area where most of the action takes place. It is the tale of a young Greek intellectual who ventures to escape his bookish life with the aid of the boisterous and mysterious Alexis Zorba.

Watching this film for a second time puts into perspective a lot of things that escape many a viewer the first time around. She has little to say, but just a look from her smolders the screen, be it, for the lust she felt for Basil, or the hatred for the town male population.

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Anthony Quinn was a perfect choice for playing the title character. The Saviors zrba God You’ve got everthing except one thing: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The man enters and immediately approaches him to ask for work. She is the tragic Madame Hortense, who has lived in the island for quite a while.

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He sets off for Crete to re-open a disused lignite mine and immerse himself in the world of peasants and working-class people. Having overcome one of his own demons such as his internal “no,” which the narrator equates with the Buddha, whose teachings he has been studying and about whom he has been writing for much of the narrative, and who he also equates with “the void” and having a sense that he is needed elsewhere near the end of the novel, the narrator has a premonition of the death of his old friend Stavridakis, which plays a role in the timing of his departure to the mainlandthe narrator takes his leave of Zorba for the mainland, which, despite the lack of any major outward burst of emotionality, is significantly emotionally wrenching for both Zorba and the narrator.


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Eventually the narrator receives a letter from Zorba’s wife, informing him of Zorba’s death which the narrator had a premonition of.

An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba. Pavlo as George Voyadjis Takis Emmanuel Connections Referenced in Seinfeld: On returning to the brek for dinner, the pair invite Madame Hortense to their table and get her to talk about her past as a courtesan.