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Ardiente paciencia (1983)

Based on Skármeta's book, this is the story of a poor postman in Isla Negra who befriends Pablo Neruda and asks his help writing poems to the woman of his dreams.

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Roberto Parada ...
Óscar Castro ...
Mario Jiménez, the postman
Marcela Osorio ...
Beatriz
Naldy Hernandez ...
Rosa
Antonio Skármeta ...
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Miguel Viqueira ...
L'abbé
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Radomiro Spotorno ...
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Based on Skármeta's book, this is the story of a poor postman in Isla Negra who befriends Pablo Neruda and asks his help writing poems to the woman of his dreams. Written by <barramundi@hotmail.com>

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Really better than the big, expensive movie "Il Postino"
28 December 2005 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was living in San Antonio, Texas, between 1985-89, and it really is better than the big, expensive movie "Il Postino". I have read the book "Ardiente Paciencia", and the movie follows the book very closely. When I was living in Santiago, Chile from 1962 to 1972, I had the opportunity of meeting Pablo Neruda and also the actor Roberto Parada, who looked much like the Chilean Nobel Prize winner. In "Il Postino" the events take place somewhere in Italy, but in the movie "Ardiente Paciencia" Neruda and the mailman are living in the real place, Isla Negra, a beautiful little town on the Pacific coast of Chile (christened by the poet himself), where he built one of his homes. This house is now a museum. It is a pity that this excellent movie is little known.


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