The Resistance Banker reaches over more than 300.000 tickets sold within five weeks from release. The NL Film production still holds its position in the top 5 Most Watched Films in Dutch cinema, among international blockbusters as Tomb Raider, Ready Player One and Hurricane Heist. The film is distributed by Dutch FilmWorks and is currently still screening in 100 cinemas in the Netherlands.
The Resistance Banker is the unknown true story of the Netherlands' greatest resistance hero. During World War II, banker Walraven van Hall (Barry Atsma) is asked to use his contacts in the world of finance to help the Dutch resistance – he soon decides this is the right thing to do. Together with his brother, Gijs van Hall (Jacob Derwig), he comes up with a risky scheme to take out big loans to finance resistance against the Nazis. When even this proves to not be enough money, the brothers plan and carry out the biggest bank fraud in Dutch history – stealing tens of millions of guilders from the Dutch Central Bank, right from under the noses of the occupying Germans. But the bigger the operation gets, the more people become involved, and every day brings a bigger risk of someone making a mistake that could put an end to the whole scheme – and to the life of the resistance banker.