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Affleck's 'Argo' is Banned in Iran, Which Has Approved Its Own Film Version of 1979 Hostage Crisis

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by Sophia Savage
January 16, 2013 1:14 PM
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Iran's Art Bureau has approved the making of a film depicting the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis depicted in Ben Affleck's "Argo." Filmmaker Ataollah Salmanian states: "the movie is about 20 American hostages who were handed over to the US embassy by Iranian revolutionaries at the beginning of the revolution. This movie... can be an appropriate response to distorted movies such as 'Argo.'”

Affleck's film recently won Best Film and Director at both the Critics Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globes. Affleck also stars in "Argo" as the CIA agent who extracts six diplomats using a fake movie cover and the help of the Canadian ambassador. The film is banned in Iran, though they are not the only ones who have raised concern over the film's accuracy. Read more here.
 

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