22nd Annual European Union Film Festival
- The Resistance Banker
- Bankier van het Verzet
- The Netherlands2018
- Joram Lürsen
- 123 BluRay
- December 2, 2019 6:30
This screening has been cancelled due to The Cinematheque's temporary closure in response to concerns around COVID-19. Up-to-date information can be found here.
Reportedly the most watched Dutch film of 2018 domestically, Joram Lürsen’s engrossing WWII drama also holds rank as the most nominated picture ever at country's film awards. (It ultimately won five prizes, including Best Picture and Actor.) Based on the true-life story of Dutch banker and resistance leader Walraven van Hall (Barry Atsma), the slow-burning biopic chronicles the financial stratagem he cooked up to fund Dutch resistance to Nazi occupation by creating a money-laundering shadow bank with his brother, Gijs (Jacob Derwig, also of Lürsen’s A Noble Intention, EUFF 2015). This box-office behemoth, picked up globally by streaming giant Netflix, was the Netherland’s official submission to the 91st Academy Awards.