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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 Nicholas Selby ... Von Jagow
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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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Infamous in her time; a legend in ours. See more »

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Drama | Thriller | War

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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

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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 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 »

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, agent H21 (1964) See more »

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Mata Hari
20 July 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Ridiculous film about suppossed German spy Mata Hari who weaves a wicked spell and leaves behind broken hearts and lifeless bodies. Speaking of lifeless bodies, the film stars Sylvia Kristel as the title character.


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