"movies like 'Sophie's Choice'"

Sophie's Choice Film Poster
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 ‘Sophie’s Choice’ is a 1982 film based on William Styron’s novel of the same name.  Set in 1947, it is features one of Meryl Streep’s finest performances.  It tells the story of a young, Catholic, Polish immigrant to New York who was imprisoned in Auschwitz during the war.  The ‘choice’ scene is one of the most well known and harrowing in cinema; Streep insisted on filming it in one take as she found it so upsetting.

There are no available trailers of the movie that do it justice, so instead, here are the filmmakers discussing the background and production of the film.