Program 2018

Argo

Ben Affleck, USA 2012, 120’

Argo is once-popular actor Ben Affleck's third film as director. While his recent roles have failed to generate much excitement, his directorial feats (Gone Baby Gone, The Town), put him on the map of interesting directorial talents. Argo keeps audiences on the edge of their seats to the last shot. Even though we know the ending, we feel like we’re watching it for the first time. Impressive attention to detail - clothes, mustache, locations, recreation of shots and images from the Iranian revolution, as well as grain and color convey a documentary feel. The age of the cast oscillates around 40 and ironic comments about the film industry provide an appropriate dose of comedy showing that Hollywood can still laugh itself.

 

 

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. In 1997, he shared an Oscar with Matt Damon for their script for the film Good Will Hunting. Affleck is known for his roles in the independent productions of Kevin Smith and big budget productions such as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and The Sum of All Fears. Argo is his third and most successful directorial feat. 

 

Filmography

2007 Gdzie jesteś, Amando? / Gone Baby Gone

2010 Miasto złodziei / The Town

2012 Operacja Argo / Argo

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Cast & Crew

director Ben Affleck
screenplay Chris Terrio (screenplay), Joshuah Bearman (article “Escape from Tehran”)
cinematography Rodrigo Prieto
editing William Goldenberg
music Alexandre Desplat
cast Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston
producer Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
production GK Films, Smoke House, Warner Bros. Pictures
Polish distributor Warner Bros. Entertainment Polska
language english
colouration colour
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