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Sophie's Choice (1982)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Sophie's Choice (1982)

In this melodramatic tearjerker by writer/director Alan J. Pakula - based on William Stryon's best-selling novel:

  • the flashback scene of the excruciating, heart-rending 'choice' that Polish-Catholic woman Sophie Zawistowska (Oscar-winning Meryl Streep), now living in Brooklyn, had to make in the Auschwitz concentration camp with a Nazi officer
  • Sophie's choice or decision: "Take my little girl!"


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