Sophie's Choice

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Director: 
Alan J. Pakula
Year: 
1982
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
150 mins
Cast: 
Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol
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In this film, set in 1947, aspiring author Stingo (Peter MacNicol) heads to New York. There he strikes up a friendship with research chemist Nathan Landau (Kevin Kline) and Polish refugee Sophie Zawistowska (Meryl Streep). There is something unsettling about the relationship; Nathan has violent mood swings, while Sophie seems to be harboring a horrible secret...