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.
From the same director
Barry Atsma (Walraven van Hall), Fockeline Ouwerkerk (Tilly van Hall), Jacob Derwig (Gijs van Hall), Raymond Thiry (Van den Berg), Matteo van der Grijn (Huub), Pierre Bokma (Meinoud Rost van Tonningen), Ali Zijlstra (Jeanette Veentra), Jaap Spijkers (Ritter), Jochum ten Haaf (Jaap Buys), Filip Hellemans (SD Nazi), Daan Aufenacker (Bankier De Nederlandse Bank), Aus Greidanus (Dirk Eemkkes), Julien Croiset (Bankier van Roon), Allard Geerlings (Grote Man), Peter Rene (Werkman), Christian Bronchart (WAITER restaurant + Night show), Mads Wittermans (Verkaik), Violette Vandervelden (Marleen van Hall), Luuk van Leeuwen (Verzetsman), Michel den Hartog (SD Lijfwacht Rost Van Tonningen), Tom Magnus (Ausland-SD Member), Rob Das (Kluisbewaarder), Ernst Dekkers (Drukker), Bart van der Schaaf (Bankier Collenteur), Paul Kooij (Kapper (as Paul R. Kooij)), Ko van den Bosch (Drukker 2), Sijtze van der Meer (Beul), Raymond Paardekoper (Rotterdammer), Annelies van der Bie (Non), Nick Vorsselman (Executed Prisoner (uncredited))
Marieke van der Pol (writer), Thomas van der Ree (writer), Matthijs Bockting (writer) (as Winchester McFly), Michael Leendertse (writer) (as Winchester McFly), Joost Reijmers (writer) (as Winchester McFly), Pieter van den Berg (writer) (as Winchester McFly)
This film is one in the long series of Dutch WWII stories, that are important to keep on telling because there is news in it, and things we did not now. It is well made, seen from the perspective of drama and direction. Modern with many close-ups and sudden overviews. This is somewhat overwhelming, but it also connects the spectator to as well the private world of the persons in the film, as to the overall situation. Locations are very convincing brought to life and the actors play there roles without showing off. Small and good acting, which works for the camera best. About the contents: It shows to me clearly that war forces people to make choices that one cannot make. A warning that we should never get into war again. It's to me also a movie that shows that the resistance in the Netherlands did its utmost to help, but that there were a lot of barrieres and much pressure from the Germans to disturb everything. This, unfortunately, took the life of too many. The film is also made with much respect to the family of the person who is the maincharacter, and who died at the end of the war. Most convincing in it is also that one can see the maincharacter has problems in not thinking too big, too fast. This, obviously, brings him closer to us as when we see movies of heroes that are limitedless figures. Here there is a human being, who has to make tough decisions and we understand that some things went wrong. Still it is not too sentimental! Good job!
Bankier van het Verzet ((original title)) • Der Bankier des Widerstands (Germany) • Bankmand for modstandsbevægelsen (Denmark) • El banquero de la resistencia (Spain) • The Resistance Banker (France; Norway; USA; World-wide (English title)) • Il banchiere della resistenza (Italy) • Bankier oporu (Poland) • Сопротивление банкира (Russia)
Australia:MA15+ / Netherlands:12 / Norway:16 / Singapore:NC16 / South Korea:15 / Spain:16 / United States:TV-MA
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