R | | Drama, Romance
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the ... See full summary »
The quoted poem is "Ample make this Bed" by Emily Dickinson.
It was 1947, two years after the war, when I began my journey to what my father called the Sodom of the north, New York. They called me Stingo, which was the nick name I was known by in those days, if I was called anything at all.
Sophie misidentifies the rank of Commandant Höss as Reichsführer which was Heinrich Himmler's rank at the time. Correct rank for Rudolf Höss was SS-Obersturmbannführer.
CBS edited 12 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere.
English, Polish, German, French, Russian
$202,131 (USA) (12 December 1982)
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