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Karl
Oliver Tobias ...
Gaye Brown ...
Fraulein Doktor
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Wolff
William Fox ...
Maitre Clumet
Michael Anthony ...
Duke of Montmorency
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Anthony Newlands ...
Baron Joubert
Brian Badcoe ...
General Messigny
Tutte Lemkow ...
Ybarra
Taylor Ryan ...
Contessa
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Jean Prevost (as Tobias Rolt)
Victor Langley ...
Colonel Michaud
Nicholas Selby ...
Von Jagow
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Based loosely on the real-life story of the World War I spy. The exotic dancer uses her contacts in European high society, along with her seductive charm, to collect military secrets during the war. She successfully plays both sides against each other until at last her deceptions catch up with her. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Infamous in her time; a legend in ours. See more »

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Drama | Thriller | War

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The actual true-life full-name of Mata Hari (played Sylvia Kristel in this film) was "Margaretha Geertruida Zelle" or "Margaretha Geertruida 'Margreet' Zelle MacLeod". See more »

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AWFUL!
21 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a complete waste of time and celluloid. The actors (and I use that term lightly) wasted their time making this film. The people who went and saw this film (alas, I was one) wasted their time. Do you see a pattern here? This film STINKS, plain and simple. Don't waste your time on it. There are other sources of information about this famous woman. Utilize them instead of seeing this!


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