The Iranian government is upset about how Iran was portrayed in Ben Affleck’s film “Argo.” According to a March 13 Perez Hilton report, a French attorney, Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, is discussing the possibility of filing a lawsuit with government officials. Coutant-Peyre represented Venezuelan terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, better known as “Carlos the Jackal.”
Iran insists the film inaccurately and unfairly portrayed the country. They are concerned it will lead to even more hate against the country. Fear of the Middle East has been heightened ever since the World Trade Center terrorist attack in 2001. If a lawsuit is filed, it is unclear if the target will be the studio, Ben Affleck or another party.
While parts of “Argo” were based on true events, it wasn’t a documentary and was made for entertainment. Americans were captured in Iran in 1979 and a rescue mission did occur. Canadians had a much greater role in the rescue than what was depicted in the film. Do you think they should consider suing?