The Best Picture Oscar winner!
Argo tells you the facts, and then Argo tells you a story. The story sends its message across that power hungry groups, countries, do what they do best, war and wound. Compassion goes a step beyond and heals the wounds and Argo is a touching story about the compassion of a CIA agent Tony Mendes (played by Ben Affleck), who with the aid of many more, save the lives of 6 American Diplomats during the Iranian hostage crisis.
Directed by: Ben Affleck Based on: The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. MendezThe Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman
Background: The movie starts by narrating the events that led to the hostage crisis.
1950 – Mohammad Mosaddegh becomes democratically elected PM of Iran. He introduces progressive laws for Iran. His policy of nationalization of Iranian oil (which was until then under the British) earns the wrath of US and Britain.
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