Resistance Banker, The
Film based on the amazing story of Van Hall, who became known as ‘the resistance banker’ after setting up an underground bank during World War 2.
In the occupied Netherlands during World War II, banker Walraven van Hall is asked to use his financial contacts to help the Dutch resistance. With his brother Gijs, he comes up with a risky plan to take out huge loans and use the money to finance the Resistance. When this proves insufficient, the brothers set out to commit the biggest banking fraud in Dutch history, taking tens of millions of guilders out of the Dutch Central Bank – right under the noses of the Nazis.
123' / colour
Genre: period drama, thriller
Original title: BANKIER VAN HET VERZET
Dir: Joram Lürsen
Prod: NL Film en TV (NL) - Alain de Levita, Sytze van der Laan, Sabine Brian
Co-prod: Zilvermeer Productions (BE)
Sc: Marieke van der Pol, Thomas van der Ree
D.O.P.: Mark van Aller
Completed: November 2017
Language: Dutch, German
Cast: Barry Atsma (IN MY FATHER’S GARDEN), Jacob Derwig (A NOBLE INTENTION), Pierre Bokma (TONIO).
Festivals & awards:
a.o. Golden Calf Best Film, Golden Calf Best Production Design, Golden Calf Best Actor (Jacob Derwig) - Netherlands Film Festival
The Resistance banker is the Dutch entry to the 91st Best Foreign Language Oscar.
a.o. THE LONGING (2016, feature), A NOBLE INTENTION (2015, feature), THE FAMILY WAY (2012, feature), ALFIE, THE LITTLE WEREWOLF (2011, feature) Awards a.o.: Best Children’s Film Tallinn Black Nights, THE MAGICIANS (2010, feature) Awards a.o.: Audience Award Buster Int. Children's FF, Special Jury Prize Montréal Int. Children's FF, Audience Award Kristiansand Int. Children’s FF.
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