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The Postman (Il Postino) ()

Il postino (original title)
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Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 17 nominations.
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Pablo Neruda
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Mario Ruoppolo
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Beatrice Russo
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Telegrapher
Linda Moretti ...
Donna Rosa
Sergio Solli
Carlo Di Maio
Nando Neri
Vincenzo Di Sauro
Alfredo Cozzolino
Mariano Rigillo ...
Di Cosimo
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Matilde
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Elsa Morante (uncredited)
Chuck Riley ...
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Michael Radford
Massimo Troisi ... (uncredited)

Written by

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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

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Mario Cecchi Gori ... producer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori ... producer
Gaetano Daniele ... producer
Alberto Passone ... executive producer

Music by

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Luis Bacalov

Cinematography by

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Franco Di Giacomo

Film Editing by

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Roberto Perpignani

Editorial Department

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Stefano Giovannini ... color technician
Lidia Pascolini ... assistant editor
Rita Triunveri ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Lorenzo Baraldi

Costume Design by

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Gianna Gissi

Makeup Department

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Alfredo Marazzi ... makeup artist
Simone Marazzi ... makeup artist
Ferdinando Merolla ... hair stylist
Léone Noël ... makeup artist
Angelo Vannella ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Federico Foti ... unit manager
Miguel Ángel Poveda ... post-production supervisor
Vincenzo Testa ... production manager
Raffaele Veneruso ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gaia Gorrini ... assistant director
Stefano Veneruso ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Laura Casalini ... assistant production designer
Cosimo Gomez ... sketch artist
Roberto Magagnini ... lead person
Riccardo Passanisi ... property master
Luigi Sergianni ... construction manager

Sound Department

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Paolo Amici ... sound effects
Tullio Arcangeli ... sound effects
Roberto Cappannelli ... sound recordist
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 / 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 ... re-recording mixer
Roberto Sterbini ... sound effects
Marco Streccioni ... re-recording mixer
Fabio Venturi ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alberto Altibrandi ... electrician
Elio Bosi ... key 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

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Yvette Bonnay ... wardrobe
Alberta Ceccarelli ... wardrobe
Rita Cirilli ... wardrobe
Luciana Morosetti ... assistant costumer

Location Management

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Gianluca Passone ... location manager

Music Department

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Luis Bacalov ... conductor
Fabio Venturi ... score mixer

Other crew

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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 / payroll clerk
Gianluca Passone ... production secretary
Flavio Tallone ... production secretary
Alfredo Veneruso ... production secretary
David H. Kramer ... adr loop group (uncredited)

Thanks

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Massimo Troisi ... dedicatee

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small island for political reasons. On the island, the unemployed son of a poor fisherman is hired as an extra postman due to the huge increase in mail that this causes. Il Postino is to hand-deliver the celebrity's mail to him. Though poorly educated, the postman learns to love poetry and eventually befriends Neruda. Struggling to grow and express himself more fully, he suddenly falls in love and needs Neruda's help and guidance more than ever. Written by Tad Dibbern

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Taglines Dreams do come true. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Il postino di Neruda (Italy)
  • Le facteur (France)
  • Il Postino: The Postman (World-wide, English title)
  • The Postman (Il Postino) (United States)
  • The Postman (United States)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $54,900,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Writer/co-director/star Massimo Troisi postponed heart surgery so he could complete the film. The day after filming was complete, he suffered a fatal heart attack. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in First Knight/Party Girl/Species/Batman: Mask of the Phantasm/Il Postino (1995). See more »
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Quotes Mario Ruoppolo: Poetry doesn't belong to those who write it; it belongs to those who need it.
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