Money Heist Korea VS La Casa de Papel

Money Heist Korea VS La Casa de Papel

The characters in the original series VS in the Korean remake

Since Last Friday, June 24, 2022, you can watch on Netflix the episodes of Money Heist: Korea, the remake of La Casa de Papel. The opportunity to discover the new Tokyo, Rio, Berlin or even the new Professor but also to witness a robbery that is still just as crazy. PRBK compared the characters of the series vs those of the Korean remake in photos. Here’s who’s playing who.

One heist can hide another on Netflix . After the huge success of La Casa de Papel , the platform decided to order a Korean remake . In Money Heist: Korea (we give you our spoiler-free opinion on the series), the robbers change faces but keep the same name. Tensions between South Korea and North Korea have eased and the two countries have established a common economic zone. The Professor will gather around him a band of robbers to carry out the heist of the century.

But what do the heroes of the Korean series look like? For those who have not seen Money Heist: Korea (or those who need a little reminder), we compare the characters of the original series VS those of the remake.

Tokyo
(Úrsula Corbero | Jeon Jong-seo)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Tokyo
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Tokyo

The Professor
(Álvaro Morte | Yoo Ji-tae)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: the Professor
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: the Professor

Berlin
(Pedro Alonso | Park Hae-soo)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Berlin
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Berlin

Inspector Raquel Murillo / Seon Woo-jin
(Itziar Ituño | Kim Yun-jin)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: the inspector
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: the inspector

Rio
(Miguel Herrán | Lee Hyun-woo)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Rio
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Rio

Denver
(Jaime Lorente | Kim Ji-hoon)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Denver
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Denver

Nairobi
(Alba Flores | Jang Yoon-ju)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Nairobi
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Nairobi

Secretary Monica / Yoon Misun
(Esther Acebo | Lee Joo-bin)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Monica
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Monica

Moscow
(Paco Tous | Lee Won-jong)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Moscow
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Moscow

Helsinki
(Darko Perić | Kim Ji-hun)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Helsinki
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Helsinki

Director Arturo Roman / Cho Young-min
(Enrique Arce | Park Myung-hoon)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: the director
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: the director

Oslo
(Roberto Garcia Ruiz | Lee Kyu-ho)

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Olso
La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea: Olso

La Casa de Papel VS Money Heist Korea a copy-and-paste remake? The doubtful trailer

Money Heist is back. No, not with a season 6 but with its Korean remake entitled Money Heist: Korea, whose release date is set for June 24, 2022, still on Netflix. The trailer has just been unveiled and we discover the new Tokyo, Berlin, Rio but also the Professor and the inspector who will struggle to stop them. The opportunity also to discover a little more about the plot … so, will we be entitled to a copy and paste of the Spanish series?

In December 2021, La Casa de Papel ended on Netflix with an ending that did not please everyone . But the universe of the Spanish series is not going to disappear: a series on Berlin is in preparation but above all, a remake has been ordered and it is coming very soon. This time, exit Spain, we find ourselves in Korea for an even crazier but still dangerous heist.

The Money Heist: Korea trailer is here (and we’re torn)

After teasers , Money Heist: Korea is revealed even more thanks to the trailer posted online this Friday, June 3, 2022, 3 weeks before the arrival of the episodes on Netflix. This new version takes place in a fictional universe in which South Korea and North Korea live in harmony and form one country. A good thing ? Yes and no because this radical change has widened the inequalities between the inhabitants. To strike a blow, the Professor (Yu Ji-tae) therefore decides to mount the biggest robbery in the history of the country and to steal 4,000 billion won (almost 3 billion euros).

If the basic plot is rather attractive, we are still a little afraid that the Korean version will copy its big Spanish sister too much for the rest. In the images, we can discover the meeting of Tokyo (Jeon Jong-seo) and the Professor, a much revered Berlin (Park Hae-soo) or even the game of cat and mouse between the inspector (Kim Yoon-jin ) and the Professor. We even see plans quite similar to the Spanish series. In short, nothing very original for the moment but we only ask to be surprised!

Money Heist Korea: did you notice this well-hidden nod to La Casa de Papel?

This Friday, June 24, 2022, Netflix released the first six episodes of Money Heist: Korea, the Korean remake of La Casa de Papel. But did you notice the well-hidden nod of the Korean version to the Spanish series? We tell you everything. Warning, this article contains spoilers for episode 1.

La Casa de Papel fans may have been a bit surprised by Money Heist: Korea . If we expected a new story, it is in fact not at all the case. Worse, the Korean version of the story is almost a copy-and-paste of the original series … with a few (small) changes anyway.

Did you notice this nod to La Casa de Papel in Money Heist: Korea ?

In Money Heist: Korea , the Professor (Yoo Ji-tae) already knows Inspector Seon Woojin (Yunjin Kim) before the start of the heist while, in La Casa de Papel , Raquel (Itziar Ituño) meets Sergio ( Álvaro Morte ) in a bar as the robbery began. For the Korean version, the Professor is actually the owner of a cafe… named Bella Ciao !

It is from episode 1 towards the end of the episode that we discover this wink since we can see the name of the cafe held by the Professor while the one enters the establishment. A little later in the series, we can also see a business card in the name of the Bella Ciao café.

Obviously, this name refers to the song that became famous again thanks to the Spanish series . We do not hear the song in the six episodes of the Korean series, normal since Money Heist: Korea takes place as its title indicates in Korea. The writers therefore still wanted to pay tribute to this cult moment of the original series in their own way and without forcing too much.

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