The Resistance Banker


In the occupied Netherlands during World War II, banker Walraven van Hall (Barry Atsma) is asked to use his financial contacts to help the Dutch resistance. He doesn’t have to think about it for long. With his brother Gijs van Hall (Jacob Derwig), he comes up with a risky plan to take out huge loans and use the money to finance the resistance.

When this proves not enough, the brothers set about committing 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.

But the bigger the operation gets, the more people it involves. And every day brings a bigger risk of someone making that one mistake that could put an end to the whole business – and the lives of the resistance bankers.

Watch the trailer here.



Production year:2017

Release:8 maart 2018

Duration:121 minuten

Distributor:Dutch FilmWorks


Cast & crew


Barry Atsma Fockeline Ouwerkerk Jaap Spijkers Jacob Derwig Jochum ten Haaf Matteo van der Grijn Pierre Bokma Raymond Thiry Steef de Bot

Script:Marieke van der Pol en Thomas van der Ree/Winchester McFly

Director:Joram Lürsen

Co-producer:EO, Zilvermeer Productions



Gouden Film - 2018 Platina Film - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste Film - 2018 Gouden Kalf van het Publiek - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste Acteur - Jacob Derwig - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste vrouwelijke bijrol - Fockeline Ouwerkerk - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste Production Design - Harry Ammerlaan - 2018


Nederlandse inzending voor Academy Award Best Foreign Language - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste Regie - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste Scenario - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste Camera - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste Sound Design - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste Muziek - 2018 Gouden Kalf voor Beste Mannelijke Bijrol - 2018

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