Mario Ruoppolo, the mailman on an Italian island, pines from afar for a beautiful waitress. But when exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda comes to live on the island, Ruoppolo delivers Neruda's mail and picks up lessons on love, life and poetry.

The Postman (Il Postino)


1996 Academy Awards


  • Best Music - Original Dramatic Score


  • Best Screenplay - Adaptation
  • Best Actor - Leading Role
  • Best Director
  • Best Picture

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Starring: Massimo Troisi, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Linda Moretti

After not hearing anything from Pablo since his return to Chile, Mario is excited to finally receive a letter, but it isn't exactly what he'd hoped for. In this scene: Mario Ruoppolo (Massimo Troisi), Beatrice Russo (Maria Grazia Cucinotta), Donna Rosa (Linda Moretti)