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Sophie's Choice


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Summer 1947. Stingo, an aspiring novelist from
Virginia, arrives in New
York, his boyish ideals still intact. But brutal reality rapidly encroaches on his sheltered world when he befriends the beautiful Polish immigrant Sophie and her brilliant Jewish lover Nathan, only to discover that both are hiding dark and devastating secrets....
Alan Pakula 's powerful and sometimes disturbing film won an Academy Award for Meryl Streep and received four other Oscar nominations. Brooklyn
Based on the novel Sophie's Choice by WILLIAM STYRON
Written and directed by ALAN J. PAKULA
(First showing on British television) 0 FILMS: page 27


Unknown: Alan Pakula
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: William Styron
Produced By: Alan J. Pakula
Produced By: Keith Barish
Directed By: Alan J. Pakula
Sophie Zawistowska: Meryl Streep
Nathan Landau: Kevin Kline
Stingo: Peter MacNicol
Yetta Zimmerman: Rita Karin
Larry Landau: Stephen D. Newman
Leslie Lapidus: Greta Turken
Morris Fink: Josh Mostel
Astrid Weinstein: Marcel Rosenblatt
Moishe Rosenblaum: Moishe Rosenfeld
Lillian Grossman: Robin Bartlett
Rudolf Hoss: Gunther Maria Halmer
SS doctor: Karlheinz Hackl
Frau Hoss: Ulli Fessl
Emmi Hoss: Melanie Pianka

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