On 8 March 2018 we went to the first screening of the film Bankier van het Verzet (Banker of the Resistance) in De Nieuwe Kolk in Assen. Banker of the Resistance is an impressive film about Walraven van Hall, known as Wally. The film is the true, unknown story of the greatest resistance hero in the Netherlands. The film tells the story of banker Walraven van Hall (Barry Atsma). When Walraven is asked wether he wants to use his financial contacts for the resistance in the Second World War, he does not hesitate for long. Together with his brother, Gijs van Hall (Jacob Derwig), he devised a risky construction to take out large loans with which the resistance can be financed. If that is not enough, the brothers think of the biggest banking fraud in Dutch history: tens of millions of guilders are thrown out of the Dutch Bank under the eye of the occupiers. But the larger the operation, the more people know about it. Every day the chance increases that someone makes that one mistake that can put an end to the actions and life of the banker of the resistance.

Collage of scenes from the film Bankier van het Verzet (Banker of the Resistance)

Trailer Bankier van het Verzet