Il Postino: The Postman (1994)
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Average Rating: 8.7/10
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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
Sep 1, 1994 Wide
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One of the most romantic movies ever made.
A mildly charming fable, about an Italian postman who eins the heart of a local girl through the heartfelt poetry of a legendary port, the film became cause celebre when star Massimo Troisi died one day after the shoot was over.
Works on so many different levels--as a tribute to the power and beauty of poetry; as a tale of brotherhood; and as a charmingly quirky romance.
A sweet and likable romantic fable until the finale strains for import.
Overrated, but powerful.
Audience Reviews for Il Postino: The Postman
- Mario Ruoppolo: Your smile spreads across your face like a butterfly.
- Donna Rosa: He's warming her up like an oven with his metaphors!
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