Il Postino: The Postman (1994)

Il Postino: The Postman



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In this remake of the 1983 Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skarmeta, the time and place have been changed to Italy in the 1950s, but the relationship between the Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda and Mario (Massimo Troisi), the postman who delivers his copious mail, is still the focus of attention. In this version of the story, scripted by a collective of Anna Pavignano, the director Michael Radford, Troisi himself, and a few others (based on Skarmeta's original story), Neruda is an … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Anna Pavignano, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, Massimo Troisi, Michael Radford
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On DVD: Mar 14, 2000



as Mario Ruoppolo

as Pablo Neruda

as Beatric Russo

as Donna Rosa

as Telegrapher

as Matilde

as Di Cosimo

as Di Cosimo
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Critic Reviews for Il Postino: The Postman

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (12)

The Postman (Il Postino) is slight, but it's tough to imagine anyone not liking it.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Il Postino: The Postman

The Postman is a beautiful fictional work that reveres words, metaphors, and inspiration. A solemn praise to poetry, grace, and simplicity. Treasured.

Jan Marc Macababayao
Jan Marc Macababayao

Super Reviewer

I watched this in my Spanish class once for some reason, it's in Italian, though. We also saw the play the film was based on. It's a good romance story, funny, sad, happy, everything a romance should be, I guess. Overall, this is a good movie, but the play is better.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

a wonderful tale of a man with nothing but becomes something because of his interaction with the famed poet pablo neruda. many of the details about the life of neruda are true, but the story is very much fictional. its a bit bizarre really, a man marries an amazingly beautiful woman only to obsess over his bromance with a much older man, but there is something very beautiful about the story. the cinematography and dialogue were brilliant throughout, and the film was altogether touching and thoughtful.

danny d

Super Reviewer

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