Drama / Historical / Thriller
Director: Ben Affleck
Running time: 120 mins Released: 9th November 2012
The amazing true story of a daring escape from a hostile country inspired this tense thriller. In 1979, a group of Islamic militants invaded the U.S embassy, necessitating the covert extraction of at-risk Americans. CIA operative Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) is tasked with getting them out of the country under the watchful eye of the enemy and his own anxious co-workers. His plan so preposterous it might just work: creating an elaborate false movie production called 'Argo' and passing the hostages off as a film crew. He recruits some film industry professionals(Alan Arkin and John Goodman) to help with the details for his fake sci-fi epic. Already on their last nerve due to the constant fear of discovery, the hostages have the added stress of learning their cover stories, as they must be believable if anyone is to make it out alive.