Cri de Coeur


During World War II the brothers van Hall set up the biggest act of resistance no one ever knew about.

In the occupied Netherlands during World War II, banker Walraven van Hall (Barry Atsma) is asked to use his financial contacts to help the Dutch resistance. He doesn’t have to think about it for a long time. With his brother Gijs van Hall (Jacob Derwig), he comes up with a risky plan to take out huge loans and use the money to finance the resistance.
When this proves not enough, the brothers set about committing the biggest banking fraud in Dutch history, taking tens of millions of guilders out of the Dutch Central Bank – right under the noses of the Nazis.
But the bigger the operation gets, the more people it involves. And every day brings a bigger risk of someone making that one mistake that could put an end to the whole business – and the lives of the resistance bankers.

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  • Release
  • March, 2018
  • Format
  • Feature – 100 min
  • Director
  • Joram Lürsen
  • Script writers
  • Marieke van der Pol
  • Thomas van der Ree
  • Cinematographer
  • Mark van Aller 
  • Production Design
  • Harry Ammerlaan
  • Producer
  • NL Film & TV B.V.
  • Co-producer
  • Jacqueline de Goeij
  • Zilvermeer Productions
  • Financers
  • Nederlands Filmfonds, Dutch Filmworks, Mollywood
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