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Mata Hari (1985)

 -  Drama | Thriller | War  -  September 1985 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Karl von Bayerling
Oliver Tobias ...
Gaye Brown ...
Fraeulein 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 ...
Gen. Messigny
Tutte Lemkow ...
Ybarra
Taylor Ryan ...
Contessa
Victor Langley ...
Col. Michaud
Nicholas Selby ...
Von Jagow
Malcolm Terris ...
Von Krohn
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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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Mata Hari - den forelskede spion  »

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The type of exotic erotic oriental choreography portrayed in the picture was "Indonesian Dancing". The Mata Hari character played by Sylvia Kristel is of half Javanese descent, Java being an island situated in Indonesia. See more »

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Gorgeous photography in this much under-rated WWI picture
16 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

So what if some say this was "Awful"! The supporting cast under Miss Kristal is actually very good. Both the French and the Germans are believable. (What is it with lesbian German "fraulein doktors"?) :-) While the WWI battle scenes were rather poor for their lack of hundreds of extras, the details of what WAS shown is very commendable! Miss Kristal's best scene is where she stands at the edge of a trench and her coat drops to reveal for the first time her nurse's uniform (her costume for her spy duties). It doesn't sound dramatic, but the shot IS! The rest of the movie is just GORGEOUS with the European locations, set decoration and authentic props (including a steam locomotive!). It is a beautifully shot movie! You think you are back in 1916! If you enjoyed the location photography in THE BLUE MAX, you will also like MATA HARI! It may not be CITIZEN KANE but very watchable... many times, even!


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