'The Postman' goes into 250 theaters

January 05, 1996

"The Postman," the top-grossing foreign film of 1995, has been released in over 250 theaters -- including The Rotunda -- the widest release ever for a foreign-language movie.

"The Postman" ("Il Postino") featured Phillipe Noiret as the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who achieved a touching relationship with his illiterate postman (Massimo Troisi).

The movie has showed up on many end-of-year best-film lists. Miramax is spending money in Los Angeles to push for a Best Picture nomination for "The Postman.

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