Dramatic thriller Argo chronicles the life-or-death 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.
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Based on real events,Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. the dramatic thriller "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played-information that was not declassified until many years after the event. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top "exfiltration" specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. Actors Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Schilling, Alan Arkin, Clea DuVall, Adrienne Barbeau, Tate Donovan, Rory Cochrane, Titus Welliver, Kerry Bishé, Chris Messina & Michael Parks Director Ben Affleck Certificate 15 years and over Year 2012 Screen Widescreen 2.40:1 Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Additional Languages French ; Italian Subtitles English ; Dutch ; French ; Italian Duration 1 hour and 55 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
Ben Affleck directs and stars in this Academy Award-winning political thriller based on real events that took place during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. In November 1979, the American embassy in Tehran is stormed by militants and 52 Americans are taken hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to escape and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it is only a matter of time before they are found out and probably killed, CIA 'exfiltration' specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck) implements a life-or-death undercover operation to smuggle them safely out of the country. The film won three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay and also received the Golden Globe Awards and BAFTAs for Best Film and Best Director.