Film review: Argo

Mention 1979, and many people will think of the Iranian Revolution. Most of us know about the hostage drama that stretched from Nov. 4, when Iranians angry at the United States’ safe harboring abroad of the deposed Shah stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took the staff hostage, until their eventual release, more than 400 days later. The untold story, though, one that was classified until 1997, is of the drama behind the scenes to get six U.S. consulate diplomats who had found refuge at the Canadian ambassador’s residence in Tehran out of the country without anyone suspecting it.

That is the story of Argo, and while many viewers will still yearn for a story about the hostage drama inside the embassy, of which this offers none past the moments of the initial occupation of the building, the film’s focus on another part of this sad chapter in American history is less violent and more thrilling than its counterpart would have been.

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Argo is on circuit at major cinemas in Bulgaria, under the title Арго