WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Thirteen minutes into the Oscar-winning movie ‘‘Argo,’’ CIA agent Tony Mendez asks supervisor Jack O’Donnell what happened to a group of Americans when the US Embassy was stormed in Tehran.
‘‘The six of them went out a back exit,’’ O’Donnell tells Mendez, played by Ben Affleck. ‘‘Brits turned them away. Kiwis turned them away. Canadians took them in.’’