Sophie's Choice
Roxy's Choice: The Films of Meryl Streep
Showings
Film Info
Series:Roxy's Choice: The Films of Meryl Streep
Rating:R
Run Time:157 min
Release Year:1982
Country:US
Genre:Drama
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alan Pakula
Cast Members:Meryl Streep
Kevin Kline
Peter MacNicol
Description
Stingo (Peter MacNicol), a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her lover Nathan (Kevin Kline), he learns that Sophie is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent. Meryl Streep won the second of her three Academy Awards for her portrayal of Sophie.