Il Postino: The Postman Poster Antonio Skármeta (novel), Furio Scarpelli (story ) | 6 more credits» . Il Postino is to hand-deliver the celebrity’s mail to him. The unforgettable inspiration for the Academy Award–winning Il Postino, this classic novel established Antonio Skármeta’s reputation as “one of the most. All about Il postino di Neruda by Antonio Skármeta. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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Il postinolit. The film tells a fictional story in which the real life Chilean poet Pablo Neruda forms a relationship with a simple postman who learns to love iil. The day after filming was completed, he suffered a fatal heart attack. Set in the yearPablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small island in Italy for political reasons.

His wife accompanies him. On the island, a local, Mario Ruoppolo, is dissatisfied with being a fisherman, like his father.

Mario looks for other work and is hired as a temporary postman, with Neruda as his only customer. He uses his bicycle to hand deliver Neruda’s mail. Poshino poorly educated, the postman eventually befriends Neruda and becomes further influenced by Neruda’s political views and poetry. Meanwhile, Mario falls in love with a beautiful young lady, Beatrice Russo, who works in her aunt’s village cafe.

He is shy with her, but he enlists Neruda’s help. Mario constantly asks Neruda if particular metaphors that he uses are suitable for his poems.

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Mario is able to better communicate with Beatrice and express his love through poetry. Despite the aunt’s strong disapproval of Mario, because of his sensual poetry which turns out to be largely stolen from NerudaBeatrice responds favourably.


The two are married. The priest refuses to allow Mario to have Neruda as his best man because of politics; however, this is soon resolved. This was because Di Cosimo was the politician in office in the area with the Christian Democrats. At the wedding, Neruda receives the welcome news that there is no longer a Chilean warrant for his arrest so he returns to Chile. Mario writes a letter but never gets any reply.

Several months later, he receives a letter from Neruda. However, to his dismay, it is actually from his secretary, asking Mario to send Neruda’s old belongings back to Chile. While there Mario comes upon an old phonograph and listens to the song he first heard when he met Neruda. Moved, he makes recordings of all the beautiful sounds on the island onto a cassette including the heartbeat of his soon-to-be-born child.

Five years later, Neruda finds Beatrice and her son, Pablito named in honour of Neruda in the same old inn. From her, he discovers that Mario had been killed before their son was born.

Mario had been scheduled to recite a poem he had composed at a large communist gathering in Naples; the demonstration was violently broken up by the police. She gives Neruda recordings of village sounds that Mario had made for him.

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The film ends with Neruda walking in the beach he used to talk with Mario, showing at the same time the communist gathering in which Mario was killed. Whereas the novel and the film were set skarmfta Chile, with Neruda living in his home at Isla Negra aroundIl Postino: The Postman moves the setting to Italy in about The film is set and was filmed on the island of Procidagulf of Naples ; some additional filming took place on Salinaone of the volcanic Aeolian Islands that form an archipelago off the northern skarmfta of Sicily.


Corricella is the setting for some of the waterfront scenes in the movie. There are a total of 31 tracks. For the opera based on the film see Daniel Catan. The film was very well received. At the 68th Academy AwardsIl Postino: The Postman received five nominations and one Academy Award. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the opera based on the film, see Il Postino opera.

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The New York Times. Retrieved 1 January The Postman Reviews at Metacritic accessed on 24 June Films directed by Michael Radford. Awards for Il Postino: Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

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