Mata Hari – Exoticism and Eroticism

Broadcast date: 07 October 2017 at 20:15 on arte and
on 15 October 2017 at 23:45 on ZDFHistory.

Mata Hari stands for beauty and female seduction. As a courtesan, she gives herself to the most influential men of her time. To this day, she occupies people’s fantasies. Did Mata Hari really betray what her influential lovers told her in weak hours during the First World War? Was Mata Hari a German spy? Was the French death sentence just? The documentary follows in the footsteps of Mata Hari – the most famous and beautiful spy of all time.

Length 52 Min.
Written and directed by: Jobst Knigge und Kristina Forbat
Camera: Jean Schablin
Editor: David Holfelder
Editorial advisor: Annette Koehler, Peter Allenbacher
Production: Kerstin Peterssen
Executive producer: Jasmin Gravenhorst
Filming location: Leeuwarden, Paris, Berlin