Our Man in Tehran [Import anglais]
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Our Man In Tehran explores the real story behind the Oscar-winning film Argo. In this gripping documentary, the story of the "Canadian Caper" is told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran. The film uncovers new information and adds valuable context, including a historical over-view of Iran as well as interviews with the rescued Americans, former Prime Minister Joe Clark, ex-CIA officer Tony Mendez, and many others.
With Sterling Journalism, this fascinating and fast-paced documentary about the Canadian role in the Canadian Caper is an espionage thriller in itself --Film Journal International
An intelligent and tension-ﬁlled story that breathes life into historical events and adds rich detail to the events from the people who were there --Toronto Star
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Canadians, generally, are known as a nation of people who do not toot their own horn very often, but if this isn't a story worth tooting about, I don't know what is. Ken Taylor, the head of the Canadian Embassy at the time, still youthful and somewhat self-effacing, finally steps into the spotlight in this film, along with other key players, to fill in the gaps that ARGO left out. Proof that a film primarily of "talking heads" can be compelling, OUR MAN IN TEHRAN tells this story of heroism, daring and incredible courage in a simple, direct way.
This taut, evenly-paced documentary relies on the story to drive it forward. Well-chosen archival footage and intelligent interviews help it do just that. One interesting touch involves filming the interviewees in long shot as well as in close-up, with occasional cuts to the subject being filmed/interviewed. This reminds the viewer how low-tech a documentary can be and still be effective, rather a metaphor for the low-key but effective Canadians!
After this nightmare was over, Canada and the U.S. had never been closer as friends and neighbours. OUR MAN IN TEHRAN serves to remind us of that as well. And that, like Paul Harvey used to say, is the rest of the story.