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The Postman

A Feature film by Michael Radford

Release in France : 26/04/1996

    Synopsis

    Mario earns his living working on the family fishing boat. He dreams of other things, but there are not many alternatives in the 1950s in this fishing village tucked away on a beautiful Italian island. When a nearby village needs a postman, Mario jumps at the job. The only address he has to deliver to is the house of a new arrival, the famous exiled Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. As the months go by, the two men gradually get to know each other and Mario discovers a world he had never dreamed of.

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    The Postman

    Trailer (Italiano)

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    The Postman

    Trailer (english)

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    About

    "(...) "The Postman" also has poetry usually not a big seller on film. Still, the poetry is put in the mouth of the humble postman. In doing this, the film makers have made the poetry nonthreatening to mainstream audiences (...). And here, of course, the poetry is Neruda's, which can melt the most hardened heart.(...)"
    (Dinitia Smith - New York Times)

    Full credits (9)

    Author of original work :

    Antonio Skarmeta

    Director of Photography :

    Franco Di Giacomo

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Floriane Mathieu

    Production Designer :

    Lorenzo Baraldi

    Costume designer :

    Gianna Gissi

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    26/04/1996

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    85.946

    Visa issue date :

    07/02/1996

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    Academy Awards - 1996

    Academy Awards (United States, 1996)

    Selection (5)

    Nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year

    Nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role : Massimo Troisi

    Academy Award nomination for Best Director : Michael Radford

    Nomination for Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay : Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, Massimo Troisi

    Oscar Nomination in the Best Original Score for a Drama Film category : Luis Bacalov

    Awards

    Academy Awards - 1996

    Academy Awards (United States, 1996)

    Awards

    Oscar for Best Original Score for a Drama Film : Luis Bacalov