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Mata Hari (1985)

Mata Hari is a beautiful Dutch-born dancer, working in Paris. It is August 1914 and war between France and Germany seems imminent. However, she accepts an invitation to travel to Berlin as ... See full summary »

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Joel Ziskin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Kristel ... Mata Hari
Christopher Cazenove ... Karl
Oliver Tobias ... Ladoux
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... Fraulein Doktor
Gottfried John ... Wolff
William Fox William Fox ... Maitre Clunet
Michael Anthony Michael Anthony ... Duke of Montmorency
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Prosecutor
Anthony Newlands ... Baron Joubert
Brian Badcoe Brian Badcoe ... General Messigny
Tutte Lemkow ... Ybarra
Taylor Ryan Taylor Ryan ... Contessa
Toby Rolt ... Jean Prevost (as Tobias Rolt)
Victor Langley Victor Langley ... Colonel Michaud
Nicholas Selby ... Von Jagow
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Storyline

Mata Hari is a beautiful Dutch-born dancer, working in Paris. It is August 1914 and war between France and Germany seems imminent. However, she accepts an invitation to travel to Berlin as part of a show. On the train she meets a young German army officer but any thoughts of romance are cut short when a French agent is murdered on the train, while in her company. She is arrested in Germany but freed when the German officer intervenes. While in Germany war breaks out and she is recruited by German Intelligence to spy on France. Written by grantss

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When she danced, their secrets flowed like wine. See more »

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Drama | Thriller | War

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R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Aposta, Mata Hari See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cannon Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The genealogy of the Mata Hari character was half-Dutch and half-Javanese. Actress Sylvia Kristel playing her was actually in real-life of Dutch lineage herself having come from Holland. Kristel was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands whereas the real-life Mata Hari was born in Leeuwarden, Holland. See more »

Alternate Versions

US DVD version is heavily cut. In the original international versions love scenes are much longer and much more graphic. See more »

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Version of Mata Hari (1920) See more »

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Greatest Film Ever Made !!!
19 February 2016 | by tracywinters-44332See all my reviews

Oh my God! This movie is soooooo good! Let me tell ya'.....

Syl Kristel (that's Sylvia Kristel -- I call 'Syl' because she's a friend of mine) plays the infamous femme fatale spy with an acting effort which is probably the finest female performance ever recorded on film. Oh my God! You have got to see this! Don't believe the naysayers. They are just jealous because actresses like Syl and myself are so beautiful, and they're not. Hateful fools! You must see this version of 'Mata Hari'. Syl makes Greta Garbo in the original movie look like a bag of wet potato chips.

By all means, rent it, or buy it, or steal it from a friend. But not from me because I'm not your friend. If I lent you a pair of my shoes, you probably wouldn't return them. You thieves. Now go watch this movie or I'll never talk to you again.


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