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Iranian response to 'Argo' in the works


Filmmakers in Iran are planning a response to Ben Affleck's thriller "Argo" to tell their side of the hostage drama story.

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Affleck's film is about the rescue of American diplomats from Iran during the country's revolution in the 1970s, and the critically acclaimed picture has earned seven Academy Award nominations. Following the huge international response to "Argo," filmmakers in Iran are now planning to film their own version, called "Setad Moshtarak," which translates to "The General Staff."

According to a report by Mehr News, the film about 20 American hostages who were handed over to the U.S. embassy by Iranian revolutionaries has been approved by Iran's arts center. According to the film's director, Ataollah Salmanian, "This film, which will be a big production, should be an appropriate response to the ahistoric film 'Argo.'"

"Argo," which won two Golden Globe awards on Sunday, has reportedly been banned in Iran.

Jan 16, 2013 11:32AM
Iran will finally tell their side of the story, of how they were held hostage by 20 Americans and only through the heroic efforts of the revolutionary army and Allah, they were able to free their country from the 20 evil doers.
Jan 16, 2013 10:37AM
When pathological lying, fascism, and murder become accepted mores in society, then Iran will become a world class country. Until then, they'll continue to live in the dark ages.
Jan 16, 2013 11:30AM
Oh, who cares what the Iranians think?
Jan 16, 2013 11:25AM
There are MANY great people in Iran that are not Muslim radicals or haters of the West/Jews/Christians.  I hope all of those fine poeple are not near the military or nuclear installations when Israel bombs the hell out of them.  They are the Nazi's of the middle east. 
Jan 16, 2013 10:18AM

In other Iranian news...... the government here will sponsor a film that proves that oil is a clean burning energy and wind farms are in fact, creating more pollution than animals releasing methane.  Just say'n....

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