Sophie's Choice

Between the innocent, the romantic, the sensual, and the unthinkable. There are still some things we have yet to imagine.

Sophie's Choice (1982)


Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she 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.

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Writer: Alan J. Pakula

Release Date: 1982-12-08
Status: Released
Run time: 151 min / 2:31
Budget: $12,000,000
Revenue: $30,036,000
Production Companies : ITC, Keith Barish Productions
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America



Meryl Streep
Zofia "Sophie" Zawistowski
Kevin Kline
Nathan Landau
Peter MacNicol
Rita Karin
Stephen D. Newman
Greta Turken
Leslie Lapidus
Josh Mostel
Morris Fink
Marcell Rosenblatt
Astrid Weinstein
Moishe Rosenfeld
Moishe Rosenblum
Robin Bartlett
Lillian Grossman
Eugene Lipinski
Polish Professor
John Rothman
Joseph Leon
Dr. Blackstock
David Wohl
English Teacher
Nina Polan
Woman in English Class
Günther Maria Halmer
Rudolf Höss
Karlheinz Hackl
SS Doctor
Ulli Fessl
Frau Höss
Eugeniusz Priwieziencew
Krystyna Karkowska
Katharina Thalbach
Peter Wagenbreth
Ivica Pajer
Josef Sommer
Narrator (voice)


Camera Néstor Almendros Director of Photography
Writing Alan J. Pakula Screenplay
Directing Alan J. Pakula Director
Production Alan J. Pakula Producer
Sound Marvin Hamlisch Original Music Composer
Production Keith Barish Producer
Editing Evan A. Lottman Editor
Writing William Styron Novel

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