DirectedBy Hong-sun Kim (‘Son: The Guest’), ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ is aHeist action thriller series. TheStory revolves around aGroup of robbers trying to take four billion won the United Korea Mint. As theTheir leader has a detailed plan. the Professor (Yoo Ji-Tae), begins to unfold, NorthAnd South KoreanAuthorities find themselves dramatically outmatched. TheRobbers seem to have theEvery stage is a victory for the winner
‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ provides an earnest depiction of how wealth disparity and social and economic inequalities can directly result in theExplosion in crime TheSeries also depicts a heist in minute detail. If these things have you wonder whether ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ is inspired by true events, we got you covered.
Is Money Heist: Korea a True Story?
No, ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ isn’t based on a true story. It’s the South Korean remake of ‘Money Heist’ or ‘La casa de papel,’ theInternationally popular Spanish series created by Álex PinaFor Antena3 Netflix. The original series isn’t based on a true story, so theRemake is also largely fictional. HoweverThere are elements in theThese are the reality of a show.
TheRemake takes place in a Korean PeninsulaAfter years of conflict and unrest, the people have decided to reunite. In the show, the Joint Security AreaAn actual location in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, has been transformed into the Joint Economic AreaAmong other things, the United Korea MintIs located. The MintIt was built to create theNew currency Unified Korea. InReal life isn’t like that. the Mintnor theCurrency exists. theUnification is not yet possible a dream.
In aPress release May 2022, Keo Lee, Netflix Korea’s DirectorThis is ContentExplained why theGreenlit streaming for giants the remake. “WhenThis creative team came to us with their vision. a Money HeistRemake, we saw theChance to bring aUnique perspective and new perspectives Korean lens to this beloved story,” he said. “TheOriginal Money HeistIt was clear that storytelling is a universally loved art form. KoreanThis power has been demonstrated to be the same for content. We can’t wait to see how theWorld will react as we unify this epic story with top KoreanTalent and a passionate global fandom.”
Ryu Yong-Jae, the scriptwriter for theRemake has been aLongtime fan of theOriginal series HeHe said that it felt like destiny when asked to adapt. theQuintessentially Spanish story of ‘Money Heist’ into the Korean context. “I was intrigued by theThe premise of theIt’s not only about remake theIt adds new layers to the conflict between police and robbers. theTension, mistrust and harmony among NorthAnd South Korea,” the ‘Psychopath Diary’ writer added. “A situation where thieves from NorthAnd South KoreaJoin forces and police from both north and south work together to stop their way Adds a KoreanLens into the original IP.”
AsFor KimHe felt that theOriginal story has so many fascinating characters that they would be interesting no matter what. theThe story is finished. During theMultiple changes were made during the adaptation process theTo make it more culturally and politically relevant, we need to use narrative. Korean. ForFor example, the hahoe masks were replaced theFamous DaliMasks of theOriginal series
Actor Park Hae-soo, who portrays BerlinIn the KoreanThis attitudinal explanation was offered by remake aPress conference SeoulIn June 2022. “Unlike the DaliMask, which is symbolic of freedom the hahoe mask was originally used to mock upper-class social elites,” said the ‘Squid Game‘ actor. “I believe this goes well with our storyline. TheThe hahoe-only mask creates a unique atmosphere that will mesmerize viewers.”
AccordingTo Ryu, theThey were created for a reason the Joint Economic AreaThat is it KoreaIt is surrounded by thesea onThere are three sides to this. aLand border Clearly, ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ is not based on a true story, but it’s perfectly understandable if someone thinks it is.
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