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A scene from Affleck’s movie ‘Argo.’

A scene from Affleck’s movie ‘Argo.’

Actor Ben Affleck, who filmed those scenes of his latest film “Argo” that were set in Iran in Istanbul last year, has been criticized because the city is not mentioned the film’s trailer. In response to the criticisms he wrote on the film’s website that “filming for ‘Argo’ took place in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Istanbul,” according to Hürriyet Daily.

Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles a life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans that unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis — the truth about which was unknown to the public for decades. On Nov. 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reached its boiling point, militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans managed to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country: a plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. The film will hit screens Oct. 12 in the U.S. and U.K., and in Turkey Nov. 30.

August/10/2012

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