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.
A dangerous lover. A treacherous spy. A beautiful seductress.
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Did You Know?
Mata Hari (Sylvia Kristel) is shown dancing bare-breasted several times in the movie. In real life, Mata Hari never danced bare-breasted as she was self-conscious about having small breasts. See more
US DVD version is heavily cut. In the original international versions love scenes are much longer and much more graphic. See more