When exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda
arrives on a tiny Italian island, he receives so much fan mail that Mario is
hired as his personal postman. Mario soon becomes Neruda's student, learning
the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid. Inspired by Neruda, Mario's poetic
voice continues to take wing as he expresses the struggles of his fellow
working-class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman is forever
a changed man.
The sounds of the Mediterranean come alive in Catán's
stunningly beautiful, Puccini-esque score - a story of love in its many forms,
set against a backdrop of conflicting political and spiritual ideologies.
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