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Argo Fallout: Iran Is Exploring A Lawsuit!

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Really?? Really, Iran??

Argo's just a movie!

Everyone knows that movies stretch and distort the truth — like, we all know that the Canadians' roles in the film were under-represented, even though they had a whole lot more to do with the whole real plan than what was said! We don't see them calling up their lawyers! LOLz!

Regardless of that, the events actually happened! Americans WERE captured in 1979, and there WAS a rescue mission!

Yet, French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre is in the country anyway, discussing with officials how they might go about filing the lawsuit. Of course, they'd probably never use her — she has a dark past for being the lawyer for infamous Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka Carlos the Jackal — and we're willing to bet they don't want to be seen alongside former clients like that.

But they ARE looking into legal action, and have even privately screened the movie for a group of Iranian cultural officials and movie critics!

We wonder what will come first, though: the lawsuit, or Iran's own film version of the events called The General Staff!

Also, do U think they'll cast Ben Affleck?


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13 comments to “Argo Fallout: Iran Is Exploring A Lawsuit!”

  1. 1

    the movie also suggests New Zealand diplomats turned away American diplomats who escaped from the US embassy hostage crisis in 1979 when, in fact, they helped them to get out of Tehran.

  2. caravaggio_plausible says – reply to this


    Revisionist history gets Oscar.

  3. Sogol says – reply to this


    The Iranians have every right to want to sue. The US film directors had no right to distort history like that, especially because they used it to distort the American's beliefs about Iran. I hope they do sue.

  4. sam says – reply to this


    its a very dangerous place, basicly a shit hole

  5. Catsa says – reply to this


    The Brits actually hid them for the first two days…something else that was lost in translation in he film!

  6. kimboslice says – reply to this


    your so ignorant and annoying. i hope iran does sue it was a misrepresentation promoting ideas that iran is a terrible place. maybe you should educate yourself on other nationalities before commenting on them.

  7. 7

    They should sue Ben his the one that made the movie

  8. 8

    I hope the muslims don't declare jihad on hollywood.

  9. 9

    The average American does not know where Canada is and they truly believe the USA is the center of the universe. "Talking to Americans" with Rick Mercer proved how ignorant they are. It was the funniest parody but because Americans are cry babies and cannot take a joke, it was pulled from the air. Check it out on You Tube.

  10. 10

    P.S. I did not waste my time seeing Argo as I knew it would be an American slant on their heroics. So monotonous.

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


    How can you sue over an obvious work of fiction?

  12. irani says – reply to this


    Re: @v@ – of course you can, it is a free country, you can do whatever you like as long as you can pay for it

  13. muriritirwa allah din says – reply to this


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