Julius Berg and Dennis Berry
Running Time: 12 episodes x 60'
Vahina Giocante - Mata Hari
John Malkovich - Eugene Guimet
Rutger Hauer - Stolbakken
Christopher Lambert - Kramer
Fedor Bondarchuk - Rudolph MacLeod
Gérard Depardieu - Priest
Oisin Stack - Astruc
Miguel Nunes - Count Felix Yusupov
Soraia Chaves Soraia Chaves
Salvador Nery - Gilles
Miguel Monteiro - Tullio Serafin
Maksim Matveev - Vladimir Maslov
Oleg Kirillov and Igor Ter-Karapetov
Plot: Mother. Dancer. Courtesan. Spy. The incredible true story of an extraordinary woman.
To her audiences, Mata Hari is the notorious performer and dancer. To her wealthy lovers she is the charming yet mysterious seductress.
To both the German and French Intelligence Services she is an invaluable and trustworthy informant who is exposed as a double agent.
But few see Margaret Zelle, the real woman behind the legend of Mata Hari.
Born of humble beginnings, Margaret escapes personal family tragedy and a loveless marriage to become the most controversial woman of her Age.
But for all her fame and wealth, she cannot forget the daughter that was taken away from her. Desperately driven to be reunited with her child, Margaret seeks to win favour with anyone powerful enough to help her; by using her mind, her information, or her body.
But as the world descends towards war, and as the stakes get higher than she could ever have imagined, Margaret is no longer sure which side she is on.
Her life has become a performance that she cannot escape from.
Notes: Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle MacLeod (1876-1917), better known by the stage name 'Mata Hari', was a Frisian exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I.
She was born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.