Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline star in this drama adaptation of the novel by William Styron. Upon moving to a Brooklyn boarding house in 1947, author Stingo (Peter MacNicol) meets Nathan Landau (Kline) and Sophie Zawistowska (Streep). The trio become firm friends and spend much time together, but Nathan’s explosive temper often results in Stingo spending time alone with Sophie, and it is in these moments that she slowly reveals her past to him, describing what she experienced at the hands of the Nazis in occupied Poland.
Faithfully adapted from Willian Styron’s best-selling novel, Alan J. Pakula’s handsome production of Sophie’s Choice (Special Edition) charts the course of an eccentric and intense love triangle in 1947 Brooklyn, New York. Meryl Streep won an Academy Award for her carefully nuanced performance and perfect accent as Sophie–a Polish survivor of a WWII concentration camp who harbors a devastating secret. The film is told through the eyes of an aspiring Southern author named Stingo (Emmy-nominated Peter MacNichol of “Ally Mcbeal”), who moves to New York and who strikes a friendship with Sophie and her boyfriend Nathan (played by Kevin Kline in his debut screen role).