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The Postman

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Original title
Il postino
Running time
115 min.
Italy Italy
Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi, Anna Pavignano, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli (Novel: Antonio Skármeta)
Luis Bacalov
Franco Di Giacomo
Co-production Italy-France; Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Televisione Penta, Esterno Mediterraneo Film, Blue Dahlia Production
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.
1995: Oscar: Best Original Soundtrack Drama. 5 Nominations
1995: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Director, Foreign Language Film and Music. 5 Nominations
1995: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
1995: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
1994: David di Donatello Awards: Best Editing. 6 nominations
1995: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1995: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1995: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Massimo Troisi)
1995: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
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