San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Zorba the Greek (1964)
Oscar winner, smash-hit.
The character and the dance that started the legend.
When an uptight English writer (Alan Bates) learns he has a small inheritance on Crete, he travels to the island to re-open an old lignite mine. While waiting at the Athens port of Piraeus to begin his journey, he meets the gruff yet enthusiastic peasant Alexis Zorba (Anthony Quinn). The two travel together to Crete, where their adventures and Zorba’s gregarious nature forever change the Englishman’s view on life.
Based on the book by Nikos Kazantzakis.