Halesworth - Films/Festivals

Argo (Film CInema City Norwich)

Loved every minute. (mostly able to watch not under seat).

Based on true events, Argo chronicles the dangerous covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reached its boiling point, militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans 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 were found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist based on  Tony Mendez’s account  (Tony played by Ben Affleck) came up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country.

The Hollywood backstory – the rouse – fantastic – fantasy, light relief, the Falstaff jester of the deadly serious story, which was realistically petrifying. Hatred of Americans. Introduction gave a pithy summary of US involvement:

Based on Mendez own account published in Wired

Click to access greatescape.pdf

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