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Apr 28, 2005

Il Postino

An earthy film about a rural postman in an Italian island and his meeting with the poet Neruda who was living in the same island in exile. Nominated for a posthumous Oscar, Massimo Troisi(he died of a heart attack a few days after the production ended) plays the title character with such perfection that it is hard to notice he is acting, he lives and breathes the character of the innocent village postman.

Great script, beautiful landscape and Pablo Neruda teaching our love-bug bitten Postino a few tricks of his trade, what else can you ask for?