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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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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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When she danced, their secrets flowed like wine. 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

Frank De Palma apparently re-cut this 1985 film for the movie's American release stateside. See more »

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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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A travesty of the real Mata Hari
23 March 1999 | by JeannotSee all my reviews

This is a soft-porn version of the life of the real Mata Hari, supposed spy for the Germans, executed by the French in 1917. This movie tries to sanctify MH, but only makes her ridiculous. Her real life and fate was far more interesting than this movie.


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