Il Postino: The Postman (1994)

8.5 / Rated by 1 people

108 min.
Plot  Set in the year 1950, Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small island in Italy for political reasons. His wife accompanies him. On the island, local Mario Ruoppolo is dissatisfied with being a fisherman like his father. Mario looks for other work and is hired as a temporary postman with Neruda as his only customer. He uses his bicycle to hand deliver Neruda's mail (the island has no cars). Though poorly educated, the postman eventually befriends Neruda and becomes further influenced by Neruda's political views and poetry.

Meanwhile, Mario falls in love with a beautiful young lady, Beatrice Russo, who works in her aunt's village cafe. He is shy with her, but he enlists Neruda's help. Mario constantly asks Neruda if particular metaphors he uses are suitable for his poems. Mario is able to better communicate with Beatrice and express his love through poetry. Despite the aunt's strong disapproval of Mario, because of his sensual poetry (which turns out to be lar...



Philippe Noiret
Pablo Neruda
Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Beatrice Russo
Renato Scarpa


All Titles

Il Postino
Unknown Language Original Title
Il Postino: The Postman
English Title

Release Dates






montbravo rated Il Postino (1994) with 8.5 stars / 15.03.2015

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