Paula van der Oest
Margaretha Zelle was born in Holland in 1876. She died in a field in France at the age of 41, accused of being a double agent. In the beginning of the 20th Century, as an exotic dancer known by the name Mata Hari, she became the most famous woman in the world, the first celebrity of the modern age. Throughout her life, she was known by different names. She forged her own identities. She became different people: Margaretha, Mata Hari, H21 and prisoner 7214625.
Mata Hari was a modern woman in an ancient world. Free-spirited. Ahead of her time. This feature film tells her story in four chapters, each of them representing a part of her life. It’s told in a fresh and contemporary way and most importantly: not from a male point of view, but through her eyes.
Recently divorced Sara is alone on a holiday for the first time in her life. After Karel, her ex-husband, took her kids to France, Sara decided to register for a ‘From Fear to Love’ retreat on the Italian volcanic island of Stromboli. Surrounded by shiny, rich, and self-deluding participants, Sara is finally confronted with the dark and painful past she has long been trying to hide.
Heavyweight Kagan leaves kickboxing gala as a winner. He struggles with polarization within and outside the ring. And he's fed up. Tired, he walks into a bar. Will this evening help him forget his worries about xenophobia in his career and his everyday life?
Newlyweds Will (Claes Bang) and Rosalind (Olga Kurylenko) live happily together with her twin daughters from a previous marriage. An accident during her pregnancy – which leaves mother and baby bruised but alive – changes everything. As Rosalind’s mental health begins to unravel, Will discovers horrifying secrets from her life before she met him; secrets that threaten the lives of both them and their children.