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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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Antonio Skármeta

Writer:

Antonio Skármeta (book)
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Cast

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
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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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Country:

West Germany | Portugal | Chile

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burning Patience See more »

Filming Locations:

Portugal

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Really better than the big, expensive movie "Il Postino"
28 December 2005 | by hmycSee 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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