The Postman

The Postman

  • Director: Massimo Troisi
  • Writer: Antonio Skármeta,Furio Scarpelli,Giacomo Scarpelli
  • Countries of origin: Italy, France, Belgium
  • Language: Italian, Spanish
  • Release date: March 22, 1996
  • Sound mix: Dolby Stereo, Dolby SR
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66 : 1
  • Also known as: The Postman (Il Postino)
  • "Il Postino" is a comedy directed by Michael Radford, starring Philip Noiret and Massimo Trosi, which was released in 1994.
    The film tells the story of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and his young wife Mathilde who went into exile on a small island in southern Italy in 1948 and established a friendship with Il Postino young Mario.


    • Release date March 22, 1996
    • Filming locations Pollara, Salina Island, Aeolian Islands, Messina, Sicily, Italy
    • Production companies Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Penta Film, Esterno Mediterraneo Film

    Box office


    $3,000,000 (estimated)

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    • By Giovani 2022-04-23 07:03:28

      life affects life

      This film is really beautiful, with the spotless sea water in Italy, the starry sky dotted with diamonds, and the barefoot children, but the most beautiful is the influence of the soul on the soul, the poet's sensual soul is poetically pioneering for another simple soul. Inspire. Mario's life was doomed to be different from the fishermen around him the moment Neruda set foot on the pristine Italian soil. He gradually understood what poetry was, and realized that when he paid careful...

    • By Claudie 2022-04-23 07:03:28

      The postman encouraged me to keep writing poetry

      That was the year the muse came to me,

      I don't know where it came from,

      from winter? From the river? when and where?

      Not the sound, not the words. Not even silent.

      But from the streets I walked,

      from the long night,

      from the inspiration of others,

      in the fire

      or on the way back...

      She had no content, but touched me.


      (to our friend Mario)...

    • By Manuel 2022-04-23 07:03:28

      The Postman is a perfect movie

      If we put aside those classic dialogues (which will take time to sort out), and just talk about the essence of the film, it should be poetry. I haven't seen a movie that illustrates so well what poetry is. It is lightly close to the ground, dull and pure, heavy and gorgeous. In other words, it is a beach, a distant mountain, a love, a metaphor. After all, we still can't express it accurately, except by writing a perfect poem, which is not within my power.
      A great poet and an extremely...

    • By Elmore 2022-04-23 07:03:28

      a few feelings

      Although the male protagonist regards this film as more important than his own life, there is no doubt that he is a little too old for the character.

      What really surprised me was that the actor who played Neruda performed very naturally, with a good sense of proportion. Later, I found out that it was the old movie projectionist in Paradise Cinema. It's not easy to interpret two such different characters so well.

      The plot is a bit exaggerated. I grew up illiterate, but I...

    • By Marco 2022-04-23 07:03:28

      you win

      After watching this movie, my only feeling is to slap that postman a few times. Although it is said that the acting is fake, I really can't accept his suffering. A big man, can you be more masculine? I don't know poetry very well, I'm just complaining here, I can accept comrades, but why do I want to smoke you so much? In fact, some people here may also feel this way, which shows that the image he created is very successful, just like Mammy Rong, Daoming Chen, George Clooney, you have god-like...

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    • By Freddy 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      7.8/10 The Italian island, the rough sea and the rough beauty, the friendship between the postman and the poet, are all beautiful and...

    • By Nikita 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      Listening to this soundtrack, you can feel the love and friendship on the island because of poetry. It turned out to be about Neruda in Italy. This is the film for "The Hunt for Neruda". Of course, the world depicted is too beautiful, especially the...

    • By Mona 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      "It was then that I didn't know where it came from, from winter? From the river? When and where? Not from the sound, not in words, but from the streets I walked, from the long night, from the voices of others Inspiration. In the fire, or on the way home, it has no face, but it touches me."...

    • By Daniela 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      Ordinary moving, the whole film shot is wandering between several characters, but it is not boring. Why can't I meet such enlightened predecessors in my life? Because of meeting the master, the life of the "postman" has become short, and because of meeting the master, the life of the "postman" has become rich and colorful, and the thoughts of the "postman" can be...

    • By Ike 2022-04-24 07:01:17

      The sounds recorded in the old tape recorder at the end seem to be a collection of cut-out movie footage from "Cinema Paradise". Bombarded by the emotional power of the soundtrack, it brought tears to the eyes. Those unspoken thanks and help do not necessarily need to be spoken. It arrived in another...

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    The simple charm of "Il Postino"
    "First, the sound of waves in the bay, soft; second, the waves, loud; third, the sound of wind passing over the cliff; fourth, the sound of wind sliding across the bushes; fifth, the sound of dad’s sad fishing nets; Sixth, the church bells; seventh, the star-filled sky on the island, I have never felt the sky so beautiful; eighth, my son’s heartbeat."
    This is a gift from Mario to Pablo Neruda. He and the...
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    Movie quotes

    • Donna Rosa: When a man starts to touch you with words, he's not far off with his hands.

    • Postmaster: Even the women are interested in politics in Chile.

    • Mario Ruoppolo: I'll only ask him to sign this book. That's all, so when I get paid I'll go to Naples and show all the girls that I'm a friend of Neruda, the poet of love.

      Postmaster: The poet of the people.