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The film is totally dominated by Zorba, who is a figure larger than life, as he takes Basil under his wing from the start. Zorba’s widow tells the narrator that Zorba’s last words were of him, and in accordance with her dead husband’s wishes, she wants the narrator to visit her home and take Zorba’s santuri.

Alexis Zorba Alan Bates Views Read Edit Zorna history. Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it. The narrator and Zorba never see each other again, although Zorba sends the narrator letters over the years, informing him of his travels and work, and his marriage to a year-old woman.

Zorba – The Greek (Grek Zorba)

Audible Download Audio Books. Goofs At the beginning Basil picks up three books and puts them under his right arm. In other projects Wikiquote. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources.

The novel was adapted into a successful film of the same name by Michael Cacoyannis zorbz well as a musical, Zorba.


They are forced by circumstances to share a bathing-hut. For the song used in the film, see Zorbas.

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Bates set the right tone, in sharp contrast with Anthony Quinn’s exuberance. Yes No Report this. Alan Bates, in the end, made perfect sense with the way he played Basil. Connections Referenced in Seinfeld: If you’re kind to him, he plucks your eyes out.

Anthony Quinn was a perfect choice for playing the title character. Full Cast and Crew. Use the HTML below.

Eventually the narrator receives a letter from Zorba’s wife, informing him of Zorba’s death which the narrator had a premonition of. Zorba the Greek 7. Best Films Ever according to my taste. It’s almost impossible to think of Mr.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Retrieved from ” https: The year is most likely The narrator, who has socialist ideals, attempts to get to know the workers, but Zorba warns him to keep his distance: Madame Hortense Giorgos Foundas Zorba musical Zorba the Greek film.


Edit Cast Complete credited cast: 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.

Alienated by the villagers’ harshness and amorality, he eventually returns to the mainland once his and Zorba’s ventures are completely financially spent. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The narrator is fascinated by Zorba’s lascivious opinions and expressive manner and decides to employ him as a foreman. The Greek cast one sees is quite effective in the context of the movie.

He sets off for Crete to re-open a disused zorbx mine and immerse himself in the world of peasants and working-class people.

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