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The Resistance Banker (2018)

Bankier van het verzet (original title)
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In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, banker brothers Walraven and Gijs van Hall face their greatest challenge yet when they decide to help fund the Dutch resistance.

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Joram Lürsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Derwig ... Gijs van Hall
Barry Atsma ... Walraven van Hall
Fockeline Ouwerkerk Fockeline Ouwerkerk ... Tilly van Hall
Pierre Bokma ... Meinoud Rost van Tonningen
Raymond Thiry ... Van den Berg
Matteo van der Grijn ... Huub van Schie
Jaap Spijkers Jaap Spijkers ... Cornelis Ritter
Thiemen Pelster Thiemen Pelster ... Aad van Hall
Liz Vergeer Liz Vergeer ... Attie van Hall
Miya Hageman Miya Hageman ... Mary-Ann van Hall (infant)
Lizzy Vos Lizzy Vos ... Mary-Ann van Hall (age 3)
Luit Bakker Luit Bakker ... Housemaid
Aafke Buringh Aafke Buringh ... Emma van Hall
Violette Vandervelden Violette Vandervelden ... Marleen van Hall
Fenne van Roy Fenne van Roy ... Deanne van Hall
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Storyline

During the Nazi occupation, Amsterdam family banker Walraven van Hall enthusiastically accepts, despite brother-partner Gijs and many colleagues' reservations, to help the resistance by financing them with fake credits, for which the Dutch government in exile gives a post-war guarantee. As the war drags on, he largely exceeds the guaranteed sum and forges a coordination between resistance components, but the Germans plus collaborators set up a large operation to find and roll up the 'underground bank'. As Allied forces approach, a far larger sum is needed to pay for a massive railway strike, but the regular systems are exhausted. Walraven now devises a daring plan to liberate funds from the national bank by a complex web if forged promissory notes, but the ruthless SS is hot on their trail. Written by KGF Vissers

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Biography | Drama | War

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Matteo van der Grijn, who plays Huub, also played Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, another prominent resistance man, in the stage version of Soldier of Orange (1977). See more »

Goofs

In the film, the co-initiator of the National Support Fund is called 'Van den Berg'; in reality it was Iman J. van den Bosch. See more »

Connections

Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #15.1 (2019) See more »

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Glad to have learned about this but...
24 September 2018 | by donniefriedmanSee all my reviews

The story of Dutch banking employees financing the Resistance during the German occupation is a fascinating and inspiring one. I wish I could say as much for this movie. The acting was amazing, and the settings were very evocative. So was the general atmosphere pervading the underground's activities. But something was askew with the editing and/or the way in which the story unfolded. I had a lot of trouble following it especially during the middle section. I wasn't always clear on who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. I'm still glad I saw it, and would recommend it despite its shortcomings.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands | Belgium

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

8 March 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,061,737
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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