- Original title
- Running time
- 115 min.
Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi, Anna Pavignano, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli (Novel: Antonio Skármeta)
Luis Enríquez Bacalov (AKA Luis Enrique Bacalov)
Franco di Giacomo
María Grazia Cucinotta,
Co-production Italy-France; Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica / Penta Film / Esterno Mediterraneo Film / Blue Dahlia Productions
Comedy. Drama. Romance | Friendship. Small Town Life (Non-North American). 1950s. Literature
- Synopsis / Plot
- A simple postman’s eyes are opened to a world of amorous possibilities when he delivers letters to one of the most romantic poets of the 20th century in this lyrical tale. The film was inspired by an incident in the life of renowned Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda who was forced into exile from his native country in 1952 and granted sanctuary by the Italian government on a remote, beautiful island off the cost of Naples.
: Oscar: Best Original Soundtrack Drama. 5 Nominations
: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Director, Foreign Language Film and Music. 5 Nominations
: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Editing. 6 nominations
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Massimo Troisi)
1995: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
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