The American Embassy in Teheran is seized by Iranian revolutionaries, who demand the handover of the Shah by America. Fifty-two staff members are taken hostage, but six americans escape and shelter in the Canadian ambassador's residence. Two months later, the CIA sets up a plan to bring the six out of Iran. Exfiltration specialist Tony Mendez poses as the producer of a science-fiction film, 'Argo', looking for locations. He sets up a complete fake production company with an office in Hollywood, giving the project credibility. The Iranians are confinced
and Mendez is able to bring the six back to the United States. Based on a true story.

Nominated for seven Academy Awards:
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor - Alan Arkin
Best Adapted Screenplay - Chris Terrio
Best Original Score - Alexandre Desplat
Best Sound Editing - Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Best Sound Mixing - John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Best Film Editing - William Goldenberg


Articles on Argo
Faking it, in: Empire, nr. 279 (September), 2012 pp. 29
Reviews
Trevor Johnston, Argo, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 12 (December), 2012 pp. 78-79
Simon Crook, Argo, in: Empire, nr. 286 (April), 2013 pp. 128-129 (DVD review)
Title:Faking it
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:279
Year:2012
Pp:29
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Argo (2012)
Author:Trevor Johnston
Title:Argo
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:12
Year:2012
Pp:78-79
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Argo (2012)
Author:Simon Crook
Title:Argo
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:286
Year:2013
Pp:128-129
Illustrations:  yes
DVD review of:   Argo (2012)



Argo
United States 2012

Directed by

Cast
Bob Gunton
Omid Abtahi
Christopher Stanley
Victor McCay
Matt Nolan
J.R. Cacia
Rafi Pitts
Philip Baker Hall

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Year:2012
Running time:120 minutes 1
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Sight & Sound December nr. 12 2012


Country:United States
Language:English
Persian

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