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 ...
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A 100 years ago, Mata Hari faced the firing squad as a convicted German spy. Was she a dangerous spy, whose boldness and sexuality threatened the establishment, or a victim entangled in a climate of blame and desperation as WWI dragged on?
Exotic dancer Mata Hari is arrested on suspicion of treason. Before her trial she is questioned thoroughly reveals her life story from her childhood in Zeeland, her marriage in Indonesia and her success and espionage in France.
Josine van Dalsum,
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
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 »
US DVD version is heavily cut. In the original international versions love scenes are much longer and much more graphic. See more »
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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