Rent Sophie's Choice (1982)

3.7 of 5 from 140 ratings
2h 24min
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Synopsis:
Between the innocent, the romantic, the sensual, and the unthinkable. There are still some things we have yet to imagine. Feature is a tragic tale of a writer's love for a Holocaust survivor, adapted from William Styron's best-selling novel. Sophie (Meryl Streep) is a Polish Catholic haunted by the 'choice' she had to make in a Nazi concentration camp. Now in the United States, she has found a reason to live in Nathan (Kevin Kline), a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo (Peter MacNicol) a young writer just arrived in New York City who bears witness as the happiness of Sophie and Nathan becomes endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions.
Actors:
, , , , , Greta Turken, , , , , , , , , , Alexander Sirotin, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Keith Barish, Alan J. Pakula
Voiced By:
Josef Sommer
Narrated By:
Josef Sommer
Writers:
William Styron, Alan J. Pakula
Others:
Néstor Almendros, Marvin Hamlisch, Albert Wolsky
Studio:
Carlton Video
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Awards:

1983 Oscar Best Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
27/03/2000
Run Time:
144 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/08/2014
Run Time:
151 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Director Alan J. Pakula
  • Director Alan J. Pakula: A Tribute
  • Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Sophie's Choice

Sophie's a star - Sophie's Choice review by Swambi

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06/04/2006

Well filmed, although the cinematography is not up to modern standards. Meryl Streep turns in a stunning performance, and is utterly believable. It would be worth watching just for this. The flash-backs to the war are cleverly filmed, and very credible - but it's a sad story.

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An excellent film - Sophie's Choice review by RJ

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19/01/2018

Meryl Streep gives a brilliant performance as does Kevin Kline as the Bipolar character. I would watch it again with pleasure.

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Controversial study of personal grief of from the Shoah: like marmite but I loved it. - Sophie's Choice review by tm

Spoiler Alert
Updated 24/03/2021

"The mass murder of European Jews and other groups by the Nazis during World War II" is one definition of the Shoah. Though there are many detractors who disagree with many aspects of this telling of the fictional sufferings of a Catholic Pole; no spoiler.

there is no denying that such things (as depicted here) may have happened or that such people will have suffered in this way but the naysayers say that to depict it so, suggests that the many are slighted by concentrating on the few.

maybe.

but to me a film is a work of art and should be judged on its own merits; and this one has so many.

it is brilliantly realised, good script, good acting and compelling structure.

a moving and challenging piece which is easy watching, enjoyable in a painful sort of way and which should make you think.

what more can you ask of a film?

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