Monday, November 06, 2006

Il Postino

I was home alone tonight and decided to watch Il Postino, since it has never made it to the top of the list when the rest of the family has been at home. Pablo Neruda, the Chilean poet, is in exile on a small primitive Italian island. The "Postino" of the title is a shy man who delivers Neruda's mail to him. He blooms in response to Neruda's kind treatment and wins his true love with the poetic spirit he learns to share. I was touched by this film.

Massimo Troisi starred as the postman in this his last film, dying at the age of 41 as filming was being completed.

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