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Mata Hari, agent H21 (1964)

The Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is accused of spying for Germany during the First World War.

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Jean-Louis Richard

Writers:

Jean-Louis Richard (screenplay) (as J.L. Richard), François Truffaut (screenplay) (as F. Truffaut) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Moreau ... Mata Hari / Margaretha Geertruida Zelle
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Le capitaine François Lasalle
Claude Rich ... Julien - le chauffeur
Henri Garcin Henri Garcin ... Gaston - l'amant de Mata-Hari
Georges Riquier Georges Riquier ... Ludovic
Frank Villard ... Colonel Emile Pelletier / Legrand
Albert Rémy ... Adam Zelle, Mata Hari's Father (as Albert Remy)
Hella Petri Hella Petri ... La baronne du Maine
Nicole Desailly Nicole Desailly ... Charlotte - la bonne de Mata-Hari
Carla Marlier ... Ernestine - l'autre bonne de Mata-Hari
Jean-Marie Drot Jean-Marie Drot ... German Spy Chief
Marcel Berbert Marcel Berbert ... Le détective qui piste Mata-Hari
Georges Géret ... Soldier #2
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The Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is accused of spying for Germany during the First World War.

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Language:

French

Release Date:

January 1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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La Javanaise.
29 July 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Ne vous déplaise ,Jeanne Moreau is French whereas Mata was Javanese .But ,after all,why not?If it were not for her and Truffaut's script ,the movie would be completely forgotten (when it was aired yesterday on the cultural French channel,a lot of people had probably never heard about it.) Truffaut's script takes liberties with history,the love interest between Moreau and Trintignant was probably made from start to finish,or at least extremely embellished .

Truffaut had probably communicated his love for Hitchcock to the director;at least three scenes display that influence: Trintignant's briefcase tied to an armchair with handcuffs ,Moreau stealing documents in the officer's house,the crossing of the border.

Truffaut's favorites have cameos :Jean-Pierre Léaud(fortunately,his stint is brief,and I will be very grateful to him cause he does not utter a single world),Charles Denner,the lovely Marie Dubois (who had played the female supporting part in "Jules et Jim").

The last pictures show how romantic TRuffaut was!


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