Wikipedia Says- Money Heist (Spanish: La casa de papel, “The House of Paper”) is a Spanish heist crime drama television series created by Álex Pina. The series traces two long-prepared heists led by the Professor (Álvaro Morte), one on the Royal Mint of Spain, and one on the Bank of Spain. The series was initially intended as a limited series to be told in two parts. It had its original run of 15 episodes on Spanish network Antena 3 from 2 May 2017 through 23 November 2017.
Netflix acquired global streaming rights in late 2017. It re-cut the series into 22 shorter episodes and released them worldwide, beginning with the first part on 20 December 2017, followed by the second part on 6 April 2018. In April 2018, Netflix renewed the series with a significantly increased budget for 16 new episodes total.
Part 3, with eight episodes, was released on 19 July 2019. Part 4, also with eight episodes, was released on 3 April 2020. A documentary involving the producers and the cast premiered on Netflix the same day, titled Money Heist: The Phenomenon (Spanish: La casa de papel: El Fenómeno). In July 2020, Netflix renewed the show for a fifth and final part.
The series was filmed in Madrid, Spain. Significant portions of part 3 and 4 were also filmed in Panama, Thailand, and Italy (Florence). The narrative is told in a real-time-like fashion and relies on flashbacks, time-jumps, hidden character motivations, and an unreliable narrator for complexity. The series subverts the heist genre by being told from the perspective of a woman, Tokyo (Úrsula Corberó), and having a strong Spanish identity, where emotional dynamics offset the perfect strategic crime.
The series received several awards including best drama series at the 46th International Emmy Awards, as well as critical acclaim for its sophisticated plot, interpersonal dramas, direction, and for trying to innovate Spanish television. The Italian anti-fascist song “Bella ciao,” which plays multiple times throughout the series, became a summer hit across Europe in 2018. By 2018, the series was the most-watched non-English language series and one of the most-watched series overall on Netflix, with a particular resonance coming from viewers from Mediterranean Europe and the Latin world.
Set in Madrid, a mysterious man known as “The Professor” recruits a group of eight people, who choose cities for code-names, to carry out an ambitious plan that involves entering the Royal Mint of Spain, and escaping with €2.4 billion. After taking 67 people hostage inside the Mint, the team plans to remain inside for 11 days to print the money as they deal with elite police forces. In the events succeeding the initial heist, the group are forced out of hiding and find themselves preparing for a second heist, this time on the Bank of Spain, as they again deal with hostages and police forces.
|2017||Iris Award||Best screenplay||Álex Pina, Esther Martínez Lobato, David Barrocal, Pablo Roa, Esther Morales, Fernando Sancristóbal, Javier Gómez Santander||Won|
|FesTVal||Best direction in fiction||Jesús Colmenar, Alejandro Bazzano, Miguel Ángel Vivas, Álex Rodrigo||Nominated|
|Best fiction (by critics)||Money Heist||Nominated|
|Fotogramas de Plata||Audience Award – Best Spanish Series||Money Heist||Won|
|Best TV Actor||Pedro Alonso||Nominated|
|2018||International Emmy Awards||Best drama series||Money Heist||Won|
|Iris Award||Best actress||Úrsula Corberó||Won|
|Best series||Money Heist||Nominated|
|MiM Series||Best direction||Jesús Colmenar, Alejandro Bazzano, Miguel Ángel Vivas, Álex Rodrigo||Won|
|Golden Nymph||Best drama TV series||Money Heist||Won|
|Spanish Actors Union||Best supporting television actor||Pedro Alonso||Won|
|Best supporting television actress||Alba Flores||Nominated|
|Best television actor||Álvaro Morte||Nominated|
|Best TV cast actor||Jaime Lorente||Nominated|
|Best stand-out actress||Esther Acebo||Nominated|
|Premios Fénix||Best series||Money Heist||Nominated|
|Festival de Luchon||Audience Choice Award||Money Heist||Won|
|Jury Spanish Series Award||Money Heist||Won|
|Camille Awards||composer||Iván Martínez Lacámara||Nominated|
|Production Company||Vancouver Media||Nominated|
|Premios Feroz||Best Drama Series||Money Heist||Nominated|
|Best Lead Actress in a Series||Úrsula Corberó||Nominated|
|Best Lead Actor in a Series||Álvaro Morte||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Series||Alba Flores||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor in a Series||Paco Tous||Nominated|
|2019||Iris Award||Best actor||Álvaro Morte||Won|
|Best actress||Alba Flores||Won|
|Best direction||Jesús Colmenar, Álex Rodrigo, Koldo Serra, Javier Quintas||Won|
|Best fiction||Money Heist||Won|
|Best production||Cristina López Ferrar||Won|
|Spanish Actors Union||Lead Performance, Male||Álvaro Morte||Won|
|Lead Performance, Female||Alba Flores||Nominated|
|Supporting Performance, Male||Jaime Lorente||Nominated|
|2020||Premios Feroz||Best drama series||Money Heist||Nominated|
|Best leading actor of a series||Álvaro Morte||Nominated|
|Best supporting actress in a series||Alba Flores||Nominated|
|Fotogramas de Plata||Audience Award – Best Spanish Series||Money Heist||Nominated|
|Best TV Actor||Álvaro Morte||Nominated|
|Spanish Actors Union||Performance in a Minor Role, Male||Fernando Cayo||Won|
|Lead Performance, Female||Alba Flores||Nominated|
|Premios Platinos for IberoAmerican Cinema||Best Miniseries or TV series||Money Heist||Won|
|Best Male Performance in a Miniseries or TV series||Álvaro Morte||Won|
|Best Female Performance in in a Miniseries or TV series||Úrsula Corberó||Nominated|
|Best Female Supporting Performance in in a Miniseries or TV series||Alba Flores||Won|
Money Heist Season 5 Will Be Its Final Season, Netflix Reveals
Money Heist season 5 — or part 5, to be technical — will be the Spanish series’ final season, Netflix announced over the weekend as it confirmed the show’s return two weeks after Money Heist creator Álex Pina revealed that he had begun working on season 5. Additionally, Netflix announced two new cast members for Money Heist season 5 in Miguel Ángel Silvestre (Sky Rojo, Sense8) and Patrick Criado (La gran familia española, Vivir sin permiso), a Goya Awards nominee, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars. Production on Money Heist season 5 begins Monday, August 3.
“We’ve spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band,” Pina said in a prepared statement. “How to put the Professor (Álvaro Morte) on the ropes. How to get into situations that are irreversible for many characters. The result is the fifth part of La Casa de Papel [‘The House of Paper’, as Money Heist is known in Spanish]. The war reaches its most extreme and savage levels, but it is also the most epic and exciting season.”
In addition to Morte as the Professor, returning cast members on Money Heist season 5 include Úrsula Coberó as Tokyo, Itziar Ituño as Lisbon, Pedro Alonso as Berlin, Miguel Herrán as Rio, Jaime Lorente as Denver, Esther Acebo as Stockholm, Enrique Arce as Arturo, Darko Peric as Helsinki, Hovik Keuchkerian as Bogotá, Luka Peros as Marseille, Belén Cuesta as Manila, Fernando Cayo as Coronel Tamayo, Rodrigo de la Serna as Palermo, Najwa Nimri as Inspector Sierra, and José Manuel Poga as Gandía.
Behind the scenes, Pina serves as showrunner, and executive producer alongside Jesús Colmenar and Cristina López Ferraz, who is also the director of production. Javier Gómez Santander continues as head writer on Money Heist season 5, with Migue Amodeo as the director of photography. Santander, Amodeo, and Esther Martínez-Lobato will also co-produce. Money Heist is a production of Vancouver Media, founded by Pina. Jesús Colmenar, Koldo Serra, and Álex Rodrigo will serve as directors.
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