The Postman

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One of the most successful foreign language films in history comes to DVD with a 1.66:1 widescreen transfer. French and Italian soundtracks are available in Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are available. In addition to a commentary track by director Michael Radford, a television special titled Poetry, Passion, the Postman -- The Return of Pablo Neruda is available. Featurettes on both the production and the soundtrack, as well as a theatrical trailer and television ...
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Orazio Stracuzzi, Vincenzo Di Sauro, Nando Neri, Carlo Di Maio, Sergio Solli, Linda Moretti, Renato Scarpa, Maria Grazia... 03/14/2000 DVD Good 1995 Run time: 108. 105 Item may ... show signs of shelf wear. Booklets may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting viewers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Read more Show Less

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One of the most successful foreign language films in history comes to DVD with a 1.66:1 widescreen transfer. French and Italian soundtracks are available in Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are available. In addition to a commentary track by director Michael Radford, a television special titled Poetry, Passion, the Postman -- The Return of Pablo Neruda is available. Featurettes on both the production and the soundtrack, as well as a theatrical trailer and television commercials, round out this package.
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Special Features

Audio commentary by director Michael Radford; TV Special: "Poetry, Passion, the Postman: The Return of Pablo Neruda" featurette; Soundtrack featurette; TV commercials; Theatrical trailer; French-language track; 2.0 Dolby Surround; Widescreen [1.66:1]
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Although Michael Radford directed this small, touching film about a shy mail carrier looking for love, the guiding spirit seems to have been writer/actor Massimo Troisi, who died shortly after shooting was completed. Troisi plays a simple, middle-aged man who lives on a small island in the Mediterranean also inhabited by noted Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Upon learning that the poet receives a number of letters from women, and is said to have a way with them, he decides to solicit the help of the great man for advice on winning the woman Maria Grazia Cucinotta he loves. The film is as much about the romance of language as of lovers, and as much about the postman's gentle seduction of the initially distant poet as it is about his courtship of the woman. Troisi shines in his final role, his gauntly lyrical presence lingering in the memory long after the film ends. The great Philippe Noiret, the eternal everyman of French films, might have seemed a strange choice for the role of Neruda, but he is as brilliant as ever. A small film it may be, but its poetry is winning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2000
  • UPC: 717951000965
  • Original Release: 1994
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  • Source: Miramax
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: Italiano, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Massimo Troisi Mario Ruoppolo
Philippe Noiret Pablo Neruda
Maria Grazia Cucinotta Beatrice Russo
Linda Moretti Donna Rosa
Renato Scarpa Telegrapher
Anna Bonaiuto Matilde
Mariano Rigillo Di Cosimo
Sergio Solli
Orazio Stracuzzi
Technical Credits
Michael Radford Director, Screenwriter
Luis Enriquez Bacalov Score Composer
Lorenzo Baraldi Production Designer
Gaetano Daniele Producer
Franco di Giacomo Cinematographer
Gianna Gissi Costumes/Costume Designer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Producer
Mario Cecchi Gori Producer
Gaia Gorrini Asst. Director
Massimo Loffredi Sound/Sound Designer
Alberto Passone Executive Producer
Anna Pavignano Screenwriter
Allessandra Perpignani Musical Direction/Supervision
Roberto Perpignani Editor
Furio Scarpelli Screenwriter
Giacomo Scarpelli Screenwriter
Massimo Troisi Asst. Director, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Chapter Selection
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [:15]
2. Not A Kid Anymore [:15]
3. Wanted: Postman [2:28]
4. A Postman's Trick [2:28]
5. "Regards, Pablo Neruda" [4:58]
6. Talk Of Metaphors [2:53]
7. On Becoming A Poet [6:48]
8. The Sea [3:41]
9. Early Morning Favor [4:09]
10. Good News [3:25]
11. The Danger Of Words [7:08]
12. "Naked..." [7:34]
13. A Widow's Fury [8:30]
14. The Reception [3:12]
15. Departures [2:12]
16. Not Mentioned [13:53]
17. The Bird That's Eaten [4:03]
18. Wonders Of The Island [6:58]
19. Return Of A Poet [5:27]
20. Poem For Neruda [8:02]
21. End Credits [3:00]
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Menu

Main
   Menu Group #1 with 23 chapter(s) covering 01:48:12
Set Up
   Spoken Languages
   Subtitles
Bonus Material
   Audio Commentary With Director Michael Radford
   TV Special- Poetry, Passion, The Postman
   Soundtrack Featurette
   TV Commercials
   Theatrical Trailer
   Film Recommendations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Love Story...to Poetry

    There's a line in this movie where Mario says to Neruda something like that poetry doesn't belong to the person who wrote it but to the person who needs it. This movie is for everyone who needs it--because life is seeming dull or maybe it's just feeling matter of course--this is a movie that will open your eyes to the beauty of all that is around us.

    (It's also very poignant knowing that the lead actor died the day after filming ended. He apparently found out that he was in need of serious medical intervention for his heart mid-filming and yet elected to prioritize completing this project. In so doing, he may have lost his life--but he left a beautiful remembrance for which I am very thankful.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love this movie!

    I am usually a lover of thrillers, but I could not help being moved by this movie. The innocence and passion in this movie is refreshing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very beautiful indeed!

    I saw this film a decade ago and I still haven't forgotten it. Il Postino is wonderful and the music is sooo amazing too! Please watch it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Superb !!!!!!

    This is a story of a Postman that you'll love. It's a wonderful movie. Fantastic!!! One of the best romantic movies of all times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 26, 2009

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