Il postino

Lists: Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999

Brief Synopsis: "Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1994: # 0)

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David Baruffi97
Dan O'Neill85 - Though slow, Il Postino features great writing , about love, poetry, and the things that inspire us to write, as well as two great performances from the cast, as well as to a perfect farewell to an actor that never got his shot.
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People Involved

  • Philippe Noiret (Pablo Neruda)
  • Massimo Troisi (Mario Ruoppolo)
  • Maria Grazia Cucinotta (Beatrice Russo)
  • Renato Scarpa (Telegrapher)
  • Michael Radford (Director)