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Adapted from William Styrons best-selling novel, this passionate tale of a writers love for a holocaust survivor is an exhilarating and compelling revelation.
Screen favorite Meryl Streep received an Academy Award for her portrayal of Sophie Zawistowska in this penetrating drama set in post-World War II Brooklyn. Kevin Kline plays her all-consuming lover, Nathan. The story revolves around Sophies struggle as a Polish-Catholic immigrant in the United States who had survived a Nazi concentration camp. The lovers drama unfolds through the observations of a friend and would-be writer, Stingo (Peter MacNicol). As the trio grows closer, Stingo uncovers the hidden truths that they each harbor.
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I wish that Sophie's character could have been built up more - than being just a clingy girlfriend. In those days, women had to suffer through so much - and in my mind, that took a great deal of strength to endure. HOW that isn't portrayed sooner, may stem from that is How it Was back Then. My Mom lived during the war years, in Berlin. And growing up, in an abusive household...made me wonder WHY didn't she leave my dad sooner? That is how I connected the character of Sophie....why would a woman cling to someone, after suffering SO much..and building up the fortitude toward confidence...instead of dependency? Her turning to alcohol made me realize that she was self-medicating - and not learning from her trials. Made me cry for her, and for my own angst during hard moments in my own life. BUT, what is different, is getting Help to move forward in life - and not fall back on guilt and depressive situations. NOT an easy thing to work through...but can be overcome with Help.
But in those days - people suffered in silence. Many still do - I wish THAT would stop for so many in this world.
One of the most disturbing parts of the movie is where it shows the children of Nazi officers running around, laughing & playing and doing what children do. That in itself is not surprising, but it's the fact that they do these things right in the shadow of the death camp that creates a a shocking juxtaposition.
Most people who have heard of this film are well aware of what Sophie's "choice" entails. However, for those who may not be familiar with this film (after all, it did come out back in the 80s), I will not create a spoiler alert. However, I will say this: when the scene comes in which Sophie is forced to make the most horrific choice imaginable for a mother, IF you don't feel as though someone is slowly ripping out your spleen, then it may well be that you're not really human after all.
how catastrophically, one's Choice in life, and only ONE, will then haunt one 'till one's death brings the relief, so sadly, Greatly needed!