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Il Postino - The Postman

Hosted by the Consul of the Manchester Italian Expats Group
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Took place 3 months ago
Mon 20 Jul 20:00 - 22:30

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Protected content film co-written by and starring Massimo Troisi and directed by English filmmaker Michael Radford. The film tells a fictional story in which the real life Chilean poet Pablo Neruda forms a friendship with a simple Procida postman (Troisi) who learns to love poetry. The cast includes Troisi, Philippe Noiret, and Maria Grazia Cucinotta.

Writer/star Troisi was severely ill during filming, postponing heart surgery so it could be completed. The day after principal photography ended, he suffered a fatal heart attack, and the film was completed and released posthumously. The film was critically acclaimed,[5] earning numerous accolades including BAFTA Awards for Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Direction, and Best Film Music.

Language: Italian
Subtitles: Full English
Duration: Protected content
Director: Federico Fellini
1965

Storyline
Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is exiled to a small island for political reasons. On the island, the unemployed son of a poor fisherman is hired as an extra postman due to the huge increase in mail that this causes. Il Postino is to hand-deliver the celebrity's mail to him. Though poorly educated, the postman learns to love poetry and eventually befriends Neruda. Struggling to grow and express himself more fully, he suddenly falls in love and needs Neruda's help and guidance more than ever.

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