Film Review: Argo (2012), directed by Ben Affleck

Argo is a 2012 American thriller film directed by Ben Affleck, based in the book The Master of Disguise (2000) and in 2007 Wired magazine article The Great Escape, by journalist Joshuah Bearman. It was released in Spanish theatres on 26 October, 2012. Begoña and I went and see Argo yesterday.

Plot Summary: 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. (Taken from Argo Official Website).

For a more accurate account of the facts narrated in the film click HERE, but, bearing in mind that this is just a work of fiction loosely based on real facts, I enjoyed very much.  

My rating: 8/10.

OT: Cuenca (Spain)

In the Region of Castile-La Mancha, between the Júcar and Huécar river canyons, you will find this city with the UNESCO World Heritage designation for its wealth of monuments. Its historic centre looks out over rocky canyon walls in the heart of the Cuenca Mountains. The Cathedral, Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses) and cobbled streets charm the most hardened traveller. A former Dominican convent houses the Cuenca Parador Hotel, where guests can rest and enjoy the region’s most traditional recipes. (Taken from Spain info).

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2013 Global Reading Challenge

As in the past, the 2013 Global Reading Challenge (2013GRC) challenges you to expand your reading boundaries, go where you haven’t been before, move a little outside your comfort zone. Kerrie, at Mysteries in Paradise, is hosting this year challenge.

You can find out more information HERE

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