Sophie is a young idealist in war time Germany who gets arrested for the distribution of anti-Nazi pamphlets at the local university. Once the statist machine gets its hooks into Sophie it never lets go and she is dragged mercilessly towards her fate. There is no physical cruelty but the mental torture is just as real. A few notes rang false during the middle of the movie but the first act left me with a tension induced ulcer and the last made me want to howl with anguish.
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