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8.7

Argo (2012)

Argo
Running time: 120 min | Genre: Politics, Mystery, Drama, Cinema inside the cinema, Based on real facts, 70's, Thriller
Argo

Synopsis

At the height of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Islamist militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Six manage to get away and hide in the home of the Canadian ambassador (Victor Garber), but the solution is temporary because they know—especially with the door-to-door searches—as soon as the militants figure out where they are, they'll be killed. CIA "exfiltration" specialist Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky scheme to get them safely out of the country. His plan is to pose as a film producer scouting locations in Iran for an upcoming sci-fi production called Argo. The American hostages, in disguises, will then accompany him out of the country as his film crew. In order to pull it off, Mendez enlists the help of veteran Hollywood producer Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin) and make-up artist John Chambers (John Goodman).

Based on the true story of the rescue operation by Canadian ambassador after the Canadian Parliament passed special legislation allowing Canadian passports to be issued to the Americans to help them escape.

Ranking

IMDb
7.7
Rotten Tomatoes
9.6

Cast

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Adapted Screenplay
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin)
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Sound Editing
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Director (Ben Affleck)
WINNER
Best Picture - Drama
WINNER
Best Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Ben Affleck)
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Ben Affleck)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin)
NOMINATED
Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED

César Award

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin)
NOMINATED

David di Donatello

Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

Toronto Film Festival

People's Choice Award - Best Film
NOMINATED

San Sebastián Film Festival

Golden Shell - Best Picture
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Argo

Director

Ben Affleck

Producer

Warner Bros. Pictures, GK Films, Smoke House Pictures, Warner Bros, Smoke House Pictures. Productor: Ben Affleck

Running time

120 min

Screenwriter

Chris Terrio

Music

Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography

Rodrigo Prieto

Year

2012

Country

United States United States

Box Office

Budget

$44,500,000

Gross

$232,325,503

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