1964, 20th Century Fox, 142 min, USA/Greece, Dir: Mihalis Kakogiannis

When young British writer Basil (Alan Bates) arrives in Greece to work on a mine inherited from his father, he gets an education in life and love from the exuberant Zorba (Anthony Quinn), a peasant who sets in motion a chain of events that change Basil’s life forever. Quinn gives the performance of his career as the man who teaches both Basil and the audience how to embrace life to the fullest.

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