Sophie's Choice

Roxy's Choice: The Films of Meryl Streep


Film Info
Series:Roxy's Choice: The Films of Meryl Streep
Run Time:157 min
Release Year:1982
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alan Pakula
Cast Members:Meryl Streep
Kevin Kline
Peter MacNicol


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.