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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2016

In 1916, the dancer Mata Hari meets the German agent Elisabeth Schragmüller (known as "Mademoiselle Docteur") who trains her to become a spy behind enemy lines in France during the First World War. The two women couldn't be more different from one another: Mata Hari was the erotic, enigmatic seductress, while "Mademoiselle Docteur" was an analytical political scientist and one of the first women in Germany to receive a doctorate. The legendary double agent, who was executed in France in 1917 at the age of 41 on charges of double espionage and high treason, is played by Natalia Wörner in this feature film directed by Kai Christiansen for public broadcaster ARD.
Genre History
Category Feature
Director Kai Christiansen
Screenplay Kai Christiansen, Heike Brückner von Grumbkow, Jochen von Grumbkow
Cinematography Jan Kerhart
Cast Natalia Wörner, Nora von Waldstätten, Francis Fulton-Smith, Michael Brandner, Vladimir Burlakov, Robert Schupp, Patrick Joswig
Producers Matthias Martens, Sandra Maischberger
Production Company Vincent TV
Shooting Dates November 2016
With backing from Nordmedia, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Baden-Württemberg

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