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Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi

Il Postino (The Postman)

Director Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi Composer Luis Bacalov Cast Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Edition 1995
108' - 1994 - Drama, Comedy, Biography - Dialogue: Spanish, Italian
Forced into exile to escape persecution Pablo Neruda, the renowned Chilean poet and diplomat, visits Capri in 1952. Beguiled by the island's beauty he decides to stay there. This films tells the imaginative story of his stay. Being a famous politician and writer, Neruda attracts banner headlines with his arrival on Capri. Soon, the tiny island post office is bursting with letters. Needing help with the mountains of mail, the postman hires Mario, a youngster who refuses to go to sea and follow the other fishermen in his family. Mario's eyes are openend to a world of new possibilities when he finds himself delivering letters to Neruda...

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Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi


Luis Bacalov


Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta


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Director of Photography

Franco Di Giacomo


Roberto Perpignani


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Spanish, Italian

Countries of production


Screenplay based on

"Il Postino", Antonio Skármeta