I love this movie with 1,000 hearts! Massimo Troisi, one of Italy's most beloved comic actors, plays a darling postman who steers his bicycle along the Italian Mediterranean coast to deliver mail to his sole client, the Nobel Prize winning poet, Pablo Neruda. Massimo actually died shortly after making this film due to heart failure. He was so beloved in Italy, that they now celebrate his birthday as a national holiday. He literally gave this movie his entire heart.