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Zorba the Greek (1964)
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Zorba the Greek (1964)
Original name: Αλέξης Ζορμπάς
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An uptight English writer traveling to Crete on a matter of business finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
Style: exciting, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: greek, friendship, village, dancing, dance, monastery, widow, culture clash, bittersweet, island, friends, romance, family relations, misfit, couple relations, love and romance, self discovery, starting over, village life, hopes, world, bohemian life, society, human nature, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, crete, macedonia, new orleans

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Jean de Florette (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 108 min.
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A Dream of Kings (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful and touching drama set in Chicago's vibrant Greek-American community, A Dream of Kings benefits from the regal talent of Anthony Quinn in a role he was born to play: Matsoukos, a proud, earthy optimist, very much like his ...
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: sentimental, witty, humorous, touching, realistic ...
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Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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