The Postman (Il Postino)

$20m

DBO

$55m

FBO
1994 108 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

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.

Credits

Awards

1996 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Picture

1996 Academy Awards

Winner

  • Best Music - Original Dramatic Score

Nominated

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

Featured Clips

The Postman - The Letter

The Postman - The Letter

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)

The Postman - By the Sea

The Postman - By the Sea

As Pablo waxes poetic about the sea, Mario is himself moved to create something for the first time. In this scene: Mario Ruoppolo (Massimo Troisi), Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret)

Now Playing: The Postman - The Letter
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)