Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean poet, is ousted to a tiny island for political factors. On the island, the out of work boy of a poor fisherman is hired as an added postman because of the substantial rise in mail that this triggers. Il Postino is to hand-deliver the star's mail to him. Though badly enlightened, the postman discovers how to like verse and also at some point befriends Neruda. Struggling to grow as well as reveal himself more completely, he unexpectedly falls in love as well as needs Neruda's help and also guidance more than ever.