About

Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state...

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Directed by

Alan J. Pakula

Written by

Alan J. Pakula (Screenplay)

Runtime

151 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Between the innocent, the romantic, the sensual, and the unthinkable. There are still some things we have yet to imagine.

Cast

Keywords

world war ii new york writer holocaust concentration camp poland 1940s

Photos

Lists

#91 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#145 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role Meryl Streep

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Alan J. Pakula

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design