IN Sophie's Choice, Meryl Streep gives her Academy Award winning performance as a Jewish girl in New York haunted by her experiences in a German concentration camp.
Sophie, played by Streep, is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps.
The film is set Brooklyn, just after the end of the Second World War.
A young would-be writer named Stingo (Peter MacNicol) shares a boarding house with Sophie and her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline).
Sophie and Nathan befriend Stingo, a young American writer new to New York who is also the film's narrator. Their friendship changes his life.
The film is an adaptation of the best-selling novel by William Styron and it's very faithful to the book.
While Streep won an Oscar for her performance, the acting of Kline is also worthy of a mention.
He captures the changing moods and explosive temper of Nathan and is a great presence in the film.
Styron is one of America's great writers and the film does his book justice beautifully.
REVIEWER: Mary-ann Astle.
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