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The Postman (Il Postino) (1994)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Philippe Noiret Philippe Noiret
Pablo Neruda
Massimo Troisi Massimo Troisi
Mario Ruoppolo
Maria Grazia Cucinotta Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Beatrice Russo
Renato Scarpa Renato Scarpa
Telegrapher
Linda Moretti Linda Moretti
Donna Rosa
Mariano Rigillo Mariano Rigillo
Di Cosimo


Written by (View all)
Furio Scarpelli Furio Scarpelli
(story)


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An average movie

8 years ago at May 17 10:29
I remember very well when this movie was released, it was a huge critical success and, therefore, I was really eager to check it out. I even saw  the damned thing in the movie theater when it was released if I recall it correctly. Well, eventually, even though it was a decent watch, to be honest, I actually had a hard time to really care about the whole thing. I don’t know, maybe I was too youn... read more
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A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet, and then uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Release date: 22 September 1994
UPC: 717951000965
Tags: Drama (8), Italy (8), Romance (7), Italian (6), Comedy (5), Poetry (4), Island (3), 1990s (3), 1994 (3), Remake (2), 1950s (2), Postman (2), Friendship (2), Pablo Neruda (2), Aspiration (2), Other Drama (1), Sensuality (1), Tradition (1), HQ (1), Based On A Novel (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 8 years ago

An average movie

“I remember very well when this movie was released, it was a huge critical success and, therefore, I was really eager to check it out. I even saw  the damned thing in the movie theater when it was released if I recall it correctly. Well, eventually, even though it was a decent watch, to be honest, I actually had a hard time to really care about the whole thing. I don’t know, maybe I was too young at the time to really appreciate it but it just didn’t really impress me. In fact, I do have a weak spot for romantic features but I thought that this one was so cute, so sentimental, it was actually definitely hard to swallow, at least, in my case. It’s like the characters, the postman, the woman he loves, and Pablo Neruda, they were all very sweet and kind but they all seem so flawless and” read more


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