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A Movie “Argo” 12/3/2012

December 4, 2012

Argo is more than Hollywood fiction movie. It is based on the true story from 1979, and this true story is almost unbelievable. The American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and they took Americans as hostage. However, six embassy workers managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador. With the kindness and braveness of the Canadian Ambassador and his wife they were staying there for long time. CIA was finally ordered to get them out of Iran. With few options (and nothing good..) , an exfiltration expert Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) came up an unique idea: to create a phony Canadian film (Argo), like Star Wars, project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the six Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, John Goodman as John Chambers and Alan Arkin as Lester Siegel, Mendez entered Iran as its associate producer. Ok, ok.. you have to go to the movie theatre to see this movie to know the conclusion! Ben Affleck is a director as well, and he has done great job as an actor and director. Heroic, emotional, thrilling, triumph….what do you need more for the movie?!