Distributors from more than 40 countries intend to buy the Russian TV series “Mata Hari” to show their audience. Premiere of the TV project took place at the international audiovisual content market Mipcom in Cannes.

“Our main focus this time focused on the multi-project “Mata Hari”. First Russian film opened the market and it gave us carte Blanche, because after all the show, except for the prestige, much increased possibility of sales. Gala show of the series was very successful, the great hall of the Palais des festivals was filled completely, which is rare. “Mata Hari” became a hit of sales, it asked distributors in more than 40 territories”, – told RIA “news” the head of Roskino, Ekaterina mtsitouridze.

According to her, the series sells the British company Red Arrow, which is rare for Russian content. Mtsituridze, noted that “Mata Hari” did not hit the Romanians and Iranians. “They expressed outrage that the series is supposedly about an amoral woman. This rarely ever happens. The curiosity,” she explained.

12-part English-language drama based on real events from the life of executed for espionage dancer Mata Hari. The shooting of the series took place in Russia, Ukraine and Portugal. Project with international casting and the participation of foreign Directors will go on foreign territories in the English language. Currently in Los Angeles ends with scoring and sound design of the project.

The father of Margaretha geertruida Zelle, known in history under the name Mata Hari, was kept in Dutch Leeuwarden hat shop, but burned on investments, went bankrupt and abandoned the family. The mother died when Margaret was 15. At 18 she answered a marriage advertisement in the newspaper and married a 38-year-old officer who served in the East Indies, but the marriage did not work out.

On arriving in France without a husband and money, she took a new name and created an image of exotic dancer Mata Hari (a Malay name was consonant to the word that was translated as “day eye” – the sun). It is believed that the German spy she was before the war, and then was recruited by the French.

Mata Hari was arrested in Paris on 13 February 1917 on charges of espionage. Her trial was closed. October 15, 1917 she was shot. The body was not requested by anyone from the family, he was transferred to the Museum of anatomy. There’s embalmed head of Mata Hari was kept until 2000, until it was stolen is unknown.

Russian TV series “Mata Hari”, recognized as immoral in Romania and Iran, selling in 40 countries (VIDEO) 28.10.2016

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