Film: Argo

ArgoBased on true events ”Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six US citizens, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis–the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.

Six in the hostage managed to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA ”exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez played by actor Ben Affleck comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of Iran and back to the US. The plan was so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. — (C) Warner Bros.

”But because the physical verisimilitude ”Argo” creates is so striking, and because Affleck is so good at following the ABC rule (Always Be Cross-cutting), moving back and forth among the houseguests, the Iranians, the bureaucrats in Washington and the Hollywood types, that invention is compelling as well as inevitable. This is no documentary, it’s a major studio motion picture, and a heck of a good one at that. ” LA Times

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Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
Writers: Chris Terrio, Joshuah Bearman
Run Time: 120 minutes

Kuriosa: Argo var i den grekiska mytologin ett skepp som Jason och argonauterna seglade från Iolkos till Kolchis för att hämta det gyllene skinnet.

Stig Björne 

About Stig Björne

Stig Björne bor i Sverige och ibland utomlands. Han jobbar inom IT och PR som anställd. Stig har fru (Annika) och ett barn, spelar golf och hänger på landstället nära havet så ofta han kan.