Sophie's Choice (1982)
Front Cover Actor
Meryl Streep Sophie
Kevin Kline Nathan
Peter MacNicol Stingo
Rita Karin Yetta
Stephen D. Newman Larry
Greta Turken Leslie Lapidus
Josh Mostel Morris Fink
Marcell Rosenblatt Astrid Weinstein
Moishe Rosenfeld Moishe Rosenblum
Robin Bartlett Lillian Grossman
Gunther Maria Halmer Rudolf Hoess
Katharina Thalbach Wanda
Karlheinz Hackl SS Doctor
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director Alan J. Pakula
Producer Keith Barish
Writer Alan J. Pakula; William Styron
Studio Lions Gate
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 2 hr 30 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The sunny streets of Brooklyn, just after World War II. A young would-be writer named Stingo (Peter MacNicol) shares a boarding house with beautiful Polish immigrant Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline); their friendship changes his life. This adaptation of the bestselling novel by William Styron is faithful to the point of being reverential, which is not always the right way to make a film come to life. But director Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men) provides a steady, intelligent path into the harrowing story of Sophie, whose flashback memories of the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp form the backbone of the movie. Streep's exceptional performance--flawless Polish accent and all--won her an Oscar, and effectively raised the standard for American actresses of her generation. No less impressive is Kevin Kline, in his movie debut, capturing the mercurial moods of the dangerously attractive Nathan. The two worlds of Sophie's Choice, nostalgic Brooklyn and monstrous Europe, are beautifully captured by the gifted cinematographer Néstor Almendros, whose work was Oscar-nominated but didn't win. It should have. --Robert Horton
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Index 1420
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/24/04
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Owner NF
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 012236048701
Release Date 4/7/98
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Dolby