It is impossible to live through an event like the Holocaust without experiencing an emotional backlash afterwards.
In Sophie’s Choice (1982), Sophie is a Polish Catholic woman who lived through the Nazi concentration camps. After the war, she is living in Brooklyn with Nathan (Kevin Kline), an American Jewish man who is obsessed with the Holocaust. Entering their world is Stingo (Peter MacNicol), a writer who has just moved to New York City. Stingo is the audience’s eyes and ears to this very tumultuous and rocky relationship.
This movie is one of those movies that still holds up after thirty plus years. The acting is stellar, the story telling is nothing short of breath taking and heartbreaking and it is nothing but timeless.
I absolutely recommend it.