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The Resistance Banker (תבנית:Lang-nl) is a 2018 Dutch World War II period drama film directed by Joram Lürsen.[1] It is based on the life of banker Walraven van Hall ואלראבן ואן האל who financed the Dutch resistance during the war.[2] It became the most-watched Dutch film of 2018 and was nominated for eleven Golden Calves, the first time that a film received so many nominations for the award.[3] It won four Golden Calves, among them the prizes for Best Film and Best Actor. [4] It was also selected as the Dutch entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[5][6][7]


The Resistance Bankerpp Walraven van Hall

is based on the true story of Dutch banker 
(Barry Atsma) who witnessed the Holocaust together with the Nazi occupation of his homeland, and decided to finance the Dutch resistance with the creation of a shadow bank. Van Hall uses the guise of a charitable fund helping Dutch sailors stranded abroad by the war to launder money into his shadow bank. As the war continues, the needs of the resistance increase. He then decides to forge war bonds, secretly exchange them for the real bonds at a major bank, and then redeem them for cash at the same bank.[8]


  • Barry Atsma as Walraven van Hall
  • Jacob Derwig as Gijs van Hall
  • Pierre Bokma as Meinoud Rost van Tonningen
  • Fockeline Ouwerkerk as Tilly van Hall
  • Raymond Thiry as Van den Berg


The Resistance Banker grossed $4 million in Netherlands.[9][10]

See also[]

  • List of Dutch submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
  • List of submissions to the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film


  1. "Golden Film for The Resistance Banker". 
  2. Wilson, Jonathon (12 September 2018). "Film Review: 'The Resistance Banker'". 
  3. "'Bankier van het verzet' sleept elf Kalfnominaties in de wacht". 
  4. "Dit zijn de winnaars van de Gouden Kalveren - NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op". 
  5. "Dutch Oscar hopeful is WWII true story 'Bankier van het Verzet'". Dutch News. 6 September 2018. 
  6. Abbatescianni, Davide (7 September 2018). "The Resistance Banker enters the 2019 Oscars race". 
  7. Roxborough, Scott (6 September 2018). "Oscars: The Netherlands Selects 'The Resistance Banker' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  8. "Netflix's 'The Resistance Banker' spotlights a covert hero of WWII". 18 September 2018. 
  9. שגיאת ציטוט: תג <ref> לא תקין; לא נכתב טקסט עבור הערות השוליים בשם BOM
  10. שגיאת ציטוט: תג <ref> לא תקין; לא נכתב טקסט עבור הערות השוליים בשם NUM

External links[]

  • "The Resistance Banker", במסד הנתונים הקולנועיים IMDb (באנגלית)
  • תבנית:Rotten Tomatoes
  • תבנית:AllMovie title

תבנית:Golden Calf for Best Feature Film