Sofia's choice


July 5, 2022

Sophie's Choice is a 1982 drama film about Sophie, an immigrant from Poland and her lover, who share a house with a young writer in Brooklyn. Over time, Sofia's dark secrets are revealed. The main roles in the film are played by Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Peter McNichol. The director of the film is Alan J. Pakula, who also signed the screenplay based on the novel of the same name by William Styron. Meryl Streep's performance as Sophia is considered to be the best performance of her career and she was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress for it.


Plot of the movie

The film is the story of a Polish woman who survived the Holocaust and whose relationship with a close scientist and their new acquaintance, a southern writer, reveals shocking details about her past. The enchanting role of the wonderful Sophie brightens up this powerful drama. The year is 1947 and an aspiring writer, Stingo, arrives in Brooklyn to begin a career as a writer. He rents an apartment on the ground floor, and his neighbors above are a turbulent couple: Sophie Zavitovsky and Nathan Landau. Sophie is a Polish Catholic who survived a concentration camp. Nathan is a Jew who saved Sophie from near death after her liberation from Auschwitz and is now obsessed with the Holocaust. Sophie is haunted by ghosts; Nathan is stalked by demons. Sophie's father was one of the most prominent anti-Semites in the Polish academy, and Sophie's tragic interaction with the Nazis forced her to choose which of her two children would be executed. a literary construct, which reflects the mentality of the time that the author describes in the book and the director transferred to the big screen. Nathan has a problem with alcohol and bipolar mood swings that sometimes lead to extreme and violent behavior. Stingo ends up caught between the two, having crushes on Nathan and loving Sophie.


External links

Sofia's Choice on IMDb (Language: English)