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Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice (1979) is a novel written by William Styron about a young Southerner who wants to be a writer and befriends Nathan, who is Jewish and his beautiful lover Sophie, who is not, but is a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps.

The film with the same title, made from the novel, was directed by Alan J. Pakula in 1982. Sophie was played by Meryl Streep, Nathan by Kevin Kline. The film received five Academy Awards Nominations. Meryl Streep won the one for Best Actress in a Leading Role.