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The Postman

The Postman

A Feature film by Michael Radford

Release in France : 26/04/1996


    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

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    The Postman

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    "(...) "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 (10)

    Author of original work :

    Antonio Skarmeta

    Foreign producers :

    Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Gaetano Daniele

    Sound Recordist :

    Massimo Loffredi

    Editor :

    Roberto Perpignani

    Music Composer :

    Luis Bacalov

    Screenwriters :

    Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, Massimo Troisi, Michael Radford, Anna Pavignano

    Director of Photography :

    Franco Di Giacomo

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Floriane Mathieu

    Production Designer :

    Lorenzo Baraldi

    Costume designer :

    Gianna Gissi

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France, Belgium

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    Minority French (Italy, France, Belgium)

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    1 h 40 min

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    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


    Academy Awards - 1996

    Academy Awards (United States, 1996)


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