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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.


Antonio Skármeta


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Credited cast:
Roberto Parada Roberto Parada ... Pablo Neruda
Óscar Castro Óscar Castro ... Mario Jiménez, the postman
Marcela Osorio Marcela Osorio ... Beatriz
Naldy Hernandez Naldy Hernandez ... Rosa
Antonio Skármeta Antonio Skármeta ... Le télégraphiste
Miguel Viqueira Miguel Viqueira ... L'abbé
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Radomiro Spotorno Radomiro Spotorno ... Martini Man


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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West Germany | Portugal | Chile



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October 1985 (USA) See more »

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I need help... My grandfather had a participation in this movie.
13 October 2008 | by lcbreyesSee all my reviews

Hello... i'm here to find someone who can give me this movie. I am from Portugal, but my grandfather was in exile during Pinochet's government. He lived here in Portugal during the 80's and had a participation in this movie. (I think he is the man being tortured). This is just something i would like to find to remember my grandfather and the great man he was. I tried every place to find this movie, even some kind of Chilean "videotheque".

If anyone could send me, sell me, or just contact me for any information about the movie I would appreciate a lot!

Best Regards LR

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