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Secret Agent FX18 (1964)

Mata Hari, agent H21 (original title)
The Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is accused of spying for Germany during the First World War.


Jean-Louis Richard


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




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 ... Le détective qui piste Mata-Hari
Georges Géret ... Soldier #2


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

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Traitors will pay.
22 May 2020 | by brogmillerSee all my reviews

Jean-Louis Richard contributed the screenplay to some first class films of Francois Truffaut notably 'La Peau Douce' and 'La Nuit Americaine'. Here he directs his former wife Jeanne Moreau in a Truffaut screenplay There are, needless to say, a few Hitchcockian touches whilst the scenes of Mata Hari's arrest and execution are brilliantly done. Mlle Moreau in the title role combines sophistication and sensuality and she is luminous in her scenes with Jean-Louis Trintignant. Amazingly Trintignant had to wait another twenty years before being directed by Truffaut in what turned out to the latter's final film. Splendid cinematography by Michel Kelber and Georges Delerue again works his magic as composer. As with previous versions starring Magda Sonja and Greta Garbo liberties have been taken but the 'legend' of Mata Hari has so muddied the waters that we have lost sight of the truth anyway. A strong supporting cast, great sense of period and the fascinating Moreau combine to make this both absorbing and entertaining.

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