Mata Hari, Agent H21

Mata Hari, Agent H21 (Italian:Mata-Hari, agente segreto H21) is a 1964 French-Italian spy film directed by Jean-Louis Richard and starring Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Claude Rich.[2] It portrays the activities of the First World War spy Mata Hari.

Mata Hari, Agent H21
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Directed byJean-Louis Richard
Produced byEugène Lépicier
Written byJean-Louis Richard
François Truffaut
StarringJeanne Moreau
Jean-Louis Trintignant
Claude Rich
Music byGeorges Delerue
CinematographyMichel Kelber
Edited byKenout Peltier
Release date
29 January 1965 (France)
Running time
98 minutes
Box office$10.2 million[1]


In 1914, the beautiful exotic dancer Mata Hari becomes a spy for Germany. By order of a certain Ludovic she lures François Lassalle home to steal valuable documents which he holds. Mata Hari succeeds but she ends up falling in love with the officer. A new mission is assigned to her. François who is desperately jealous breaks up with her. Mata Hari, first seeks refuge in Spain then returns to France in the hope of finding him. Ambushed by the German patrol, François is killed. Mata Hari, betrayed by the Germans themselves, is shot in the ditches of Vincennes.


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  • Craig, John S. Peculiar Liaisons: In War, Espionage, and Terrorism in the Twentieth Century. Algora Publishing, 2005.

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