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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Argo (Chris Terrio & Joshuah Bearman)

Directed by Ben Affleck, this was inspired on a true story. In the late 70's - early 80's, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA was eventually required to get them out of the country.
With few options, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez devises a daring plan: to create a phoney Canadian film looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez proceeds to Iran as its associate producer.
However, time is running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while everyone back in the States is having great doubts about the operation itself.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Chris Messina

Why I loved this film: I had never heard of this story until now, and I must say I found it to be an extremely well done and moving feature in every aspect. Very funny and witty at the right times, 'Argo' showed to be a marvel including just the right cast - which should be expected, considering Ben Affleck's directing history -, with a very emotional ending.

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