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Release Date:
22 March 1996 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Dreams do come true. See more »
Plot:
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 28 wins & 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Love Story Between Men See more (103 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Philippe Noiret ... Pablo Neruda
Massimo Troisi ... Mario Ruoppolo

Maria Grazia Cucinotta ... Beatrice Russo
Renato Scarpa ... Telegrapher
Linda Moretti ... Donna Rosa
Sergio Solli
Carlo Di Maio
Nando Neri
Vincenzo Di Sauro
Orazio Stracuzzi
Alfredo Cozzolino
Mariano Rigillo ... Di Cosimo

Anna Bonaiuto ... Matilde
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Simona Caparrini ... Elsa Morante (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Radford 
 
Writing credits
Antonio Skármeta (novel "Ardiente Paciencia")

Furio Scarpelli (story) &
Giacomo Scarpelli (story)

Anna Pavignano (screenplay) &
Michael Radford (screenplay) &
Furio Scarpelli (screenplay) &
Giacomo Scarpelli (screenplay) &
Massimo Troisi (screenplay)

Produced by
Mario Cecchi Gori .... producer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori .... producer
Gaetano Daniele .... producer
Alberto Passone .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
 
Cinematography by
Franco Di Giacomo 
 
Film Editing by
Roberto Perpignani 
 
Production Design by
Lorenzo Baraldi 
 
Costume Design by
Gianna Gissi 
 
Makeup Department
Alfredo Marazzi .... makeup artist
Simone Marazzi .... makeup artist
Ferdinando Merolla .... hair stylist
Léone Noël .... makeup artist
Angelo Vannella .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Federico Foti .... unit manager
Vincenzo Testa .... production manager
Raffaele Veneruso .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gaia Gorrini .... assistant director
Stefano Veneruso .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Laura Casalini .... assistant production designer
Cosimo Gomez .... sketch artist
Roberto Magagnini .... lead person
Riccardo Passanisi .... property master
Luigi Sergianni .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects
Tullio Arcangeli .... sound effects
Vince Caro .... sound recording engineer
Giulio De Angeli .... sound effects (as Giulio D'Angeli)
Franco Finetti .... sound
Saverio Lancia .... sound effects
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Massimo Loffredi .... sound
Ettore Mancini .... boom operator
Ezio Marcorin .... sound editor
Ezio Marcorin .... sound effects
Daniele Masini .... sound effects
Nicoletta Negri .... dubbing assistant
Augusto Penna .... sound effects
Alessandra Perpignani .... sound supervisor
Paolo Pucci .... sound effects editor
Angelo Raguseo .... sound re-recording mixer
Roberto Sterbini .... sound effects
Marco Streccioni .... sound re-recording mixer
Fabio Venturi .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alberto Altibrandi .... electrician
Elio Bosi .... grip
Piero Bosi .... grip
Bruno Bruni .... still photographer
Osvaldo Caruso .... grip
Stefano Coletta .... camera operator
Francesca D'Antoni .... assistant camera
Rolando Marcheggiani .... electrician
Ernesto Natoli .... assistant camera
Gaetano Rutigliano .... grip
Mario Tursi .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvette Bonnay .... wardrobe
Alberta Ceccarelli .... wardrobe
Rita Cirilli .... wardrobe
Luciana Morosetti .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Stefano Giovannini .... color technician
Lidia Pascolini .... assistant editor
Rita Triunveri .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Luis Bacalov .... conductor
 
Other crew
Bruno Alessandro .... voice dubbing: Philippe Noiret
Rodolfo Bianchi .... dubbing director
Cristiana Caimmi .... publicist
Anna Cenciarelli .... administrator
Elide Cortesi .... script supervisor
Christopher Gambale .... assistant to harvey weinstein
Marco Mattei .... cashier
Marco Mattei .... payroll clerk
Gianluca Passone .... location manager
Gianluca Passone .... production secretary
Flavio Tallone .... production secretary
Alfredo Veneruso .... production secretary
David H. Kramer .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Massimo Troisi .... dedicatee
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il postino" - Italy (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for mild thematic elements
Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Writer and lead actor Massimo Troisi and producer Mario Cecchi Gori received posthumous Oscar nominations for their work in this film.See more »
Quotes:
Mario Ruoppolo:Your smile spreads like a butterfly.See more »
Soundtrack:
MadreselvaSee more »

FAQ

Is this film based on real events?
What does the sign say above the café where Beatrice works?
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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A Love Story Between Men, 20 September 2004
Author: Ryan Ellis from Toronto, Canada

'Il Postino' is a love story between men. There's something poetic about that, in this movie about love & poetry. Neither of them is gay, mind you. In fact, a ravishing beauty (Maria Grazia Cucinotta) is the object of the title character's affection. Still, this movie belongs to Philippe Noiret and the Oscar-nominated Massimo Troisi. Noiret is a Chilean poet, exiled in Italy for his communist leanings. Troisi is the postman, a man going nowhere who comes to idolize this intelligent poet. They become friends and Noiret essentially Cyranos Troisi into Cucinotta's ample heart.

I didn't find the entire film to be heart-rending, but the final scenes add deep resonance to the material. My eyebrows were raised when the movie ended and there was a "For Massimo" credit. Troisi died less than a day after they finished shooting. It seems fitting that the end of the film is bittersweet because the cast & crew had been working with a dying man who wanted nothing more than to finish this final project. 'Il Postino' ended up grossing a boatload of money, so his subtle performance clearly struck a chord with audiences.

Troisi got all the press for his fine work, but Noiret is certainly his equal. Director Michael Radford does well to stay out of their way. I like how he didn't sentimentalize the Troisi/Cucinotta relationship. He's infatuated with her, but that diminishes a bit once he gets her. They're a fair representation of a real couple who were brought together for what might have been the wrong reasons. In fact, the film is filled with surprises. It's a quiet character study, but all the players in 'Il Postino' go through earth-shaking changes of personal proportions. And the Noiret/Troisi friendship is right at the heart of the matter.

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