What the Wine? #5: White from “The Resistance Banker”

What wine are they drinking in “The Resistance Banker”?

Opening a bottle of wine in “The Resistance Banker"

Around the 62nd minutes of the Dutch drama set in 1944 of two brothers, Walraven van Hall and Gijs van Hall (played by Barry Atsma and Jacob Derwig respectively) celebrate a successful, sophisticated and risky bank robbery in their wine cellar by opening a bottle. I couldn’t read the handwritten labels on the wineshelves, although it probably could give a hint of what kind of wine is stored there. Can you make it out (see picture above)? They even say a few words about the wine, “This is a very nice bottle. Exactly the right temperature. Close to freezing point.” As the scene goes on they even spit some wine on the banknotes to make them look more used than they are. They even laugh about cork getting in the bottle.

Where is it from? The Resistance Banker is a 2018 film based on a true story of how bankers organized financing the Dutch resistance against Nazis. Even if you don’t watch the movie read the wikipedia page about the previously unsung hero.

*This post is part of a series where I share the wines that are consumed in movies and TV series as I notice them.


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.

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