Money Heist is a crime drama on Netflix - originally called La Casa de Papel. Money Heist Season 4 has just been released by the streaming service. The plot reads: "Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan."
Although there was no headline campaign, the fourth chapter of Money Heist suddenly became a phenomenon and was sought after by movie freaks after debuting on Netflix.
As soon as its first launch in 2017 on Spanish television station Antena 3, Money Heist (original title: La casa de Papel), the series was expected to be a limited series of two parts comprising 15 episodes long. Apparently, that fresh breeze the film brought, it was all the craze with those cinephiles. In December 2017, the work was released worldwide and was edited into 22 episodes over two seasons.
Since then, the series has quickly created a worldwide craze despite not being well-promoted. To date, Money Heist has broadcast four seasons and the fourth film has just launched on Netflix on March 3 in the anticipation of many film fanatics worldwide.
A new breeze from Espana
It’s no exaggeration to say that Money Heist deserves to be called the new breeze of Spanish cinema with the idea of an extremely unique and creative script.
The first two seasons of Money Heist revolved around an attack by the Spanish Royal Mint on a robbery including Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó), Rio (Miguel Herrán), Berlin (Pedro Alonso), Nairobi (Alba Flores), Denver (Jaime Lorente), Moscow (Paco Tous), Oslo (Roberto Garcia Ruiz) and Helsinki (Darko Perić). The robbery scheme seems simple, but the reality is extremely complicated.
Unlike most works of the same genre with the idea that bandits are often longtime friends with certain attentions and the majority of missions take place quickly and professionally, in Money Heist, the gang led by “The Professor ” (Álvaro Morte) who they were merely acquaintanced, and prepared together about 5 months. The members of the group always keep their identities secret by calling each other by nicknames which is the names of famous cities.
The task of the bandits seems impossible when they have to complete the assigned task while not allowed to harm anyone or reveal their identity during the process. When the enclosure is increasingly tight, the escape route of the bandits is always an interesting unknown.
Money Heist is one of the few works from Spain that has a rare dramatic element on the small screen. It is clearly shown through the character “The Professor” – who always perfectly plans each robbery down to the last detail. However, the element of the drama lies in the fact that theory and reality are separated from a relatively great distance.
Unexpected factors often occur from both the behavior and character of the group and the change of the situation. However, the writers skillfully integrated different timelines to make it difficult for viewers to guess whether this is an incident or not, or it is still in The Professor’s calculation.
The information is slowly revealed to create excitement for the audience as well as having the perfect falling point to lead to climax. Thereby, fans always want to move to the next episode to discover what happens to each member of the bandits.
Following the gold robbery mission at the Bank of Spain in season 3, the latest story of Money Heist leads viewers to continue following The Professor and his squad to deal with the police’s plans as well as solve the internal conflict. Towards the end of final episodes, fans will be treated with The Professor’s high-handed moves as well as gloat over the spectacular tricks that he gave the authorities. Also in the fourth season, the film will continue to solve all the most curious things that the audience has been wondered about after the opening of the previous film.
The refinement of creating characters with depth
Thanks to the long-episode advantage, Money Heist has plenty of time to make the most of the unique characters. In particular, the key characteristics of the series could not help but mention The Professor, the mysterious criminal genius who is also behind the whole plan and seems to have calculated everything to the smallest details.
Besides the main character, the character line in the movie is also built in a variety of interesting colors, each with an unexpected development throughout the seasons such as inspector Raquel Murillo (Itziar Ituño) who is a strong female police officer; Berlin is a cold-blooded and scheming robber; Tokyo stands out with an impulsive and emotional personality.
With what the film has done, although there is no headlining campaign, the fourth part of Money Heist after debuting on Netflix suddenly became a phenomenon and the talk of many movie fanatics during the coronavirus outbreak.