10 Facts about money heist

10 Facts About Money Heist

Hey there!!, I presume there was so much of television in the last 3 months for all of you, no hearty thanks to COVID-19 by the way, exposing you to a big bunch of series.

Moreover, you are probably checking out some shows that you might not have watched before. So maybe you came upon a Spanish crime drama called Money Heist. And who knows you would have liked it other than any before and probably sitting there right now, desperate to know more of the agitate actions, deep character drama, and classic heist-style twists and turns.

While I cannot necessarily give, you all that, what I can give you are a handful of little details and facts about the show that you might not have noticed while watching the show.

Yes, you guessed it right!!. Behind the scene details and some answers to a few questions that would have hit you that were not openly evident in the show itself.

Ok, with all that said, let us go ahead and dive right into it!

10 Facts about Money Heist

1.One

Season 4/ part four if u prefer ended on a bit of sour note with sierra coming face to face with the professor at his hideout. Things are not exactly looking good for the future. However, if you did not immediately jump away during the final credits you might have caught a detail that might just hint at how the interaction between Sierra and the professor might go down. a few seconds into the credits a woman’s voice begins singing Bella ciao, the sort of an anthem of the heist crew more on that later by the way so far in the series the only people who have sung the song have been the followers of the professor.so whose voice is it that is singing it now. Well, it is non-other than sierra herself. so what could this mean, well it could be hinting that sierra maybe throwing on a red jumpsuit next season while she has so far been a staunch opponent of the robber’s money heist isn’t exactly shy about big reveals maybe just maybe she has been playing the long game somehow helping the crew out from the other side.

All along guess, we will just have to wait for season 5 to find out for sure

2.Two

You know despite being a fantastic show, you have to admit money heist is not exactly going to win any awards for having an ace/ original title. But the show’s original the title was a bit better in Spain, where the show was originally produced the title it was given as la casa de Papel which translated into English means the house of paper. In this case, of course referring to the fact that the show largely takes place in banks and such where paper money is often stored, that is a much more interesting title and is better than the alternative title that they almost went with la casa de Carta or the house of cards which was avoided in order to not be confused with the Netflix series by the same name

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3. Three

Tokyo is probably the big standout in terms of characters on the show she manages to be equal parts endearing and utterly awesome. If you are a movie fan though she might just remind you of a certain a little girl from a certain 90s action flick. yeah Tokyo was based on Natalie Portman’s character Matilda from the 1994 film Leone the professional pretty much everything about her initial the appearance was borrowed from that character her clothes her hair even some of her mannerisms not that it is at all a bad thing. Though Leone the professional is an iconic bit of cinema so it is understandable why the creators may have wanted to pay homage to it in addition to being a just all-around awesome character.

4. Four

Tokyo was also the first character in the series to get the name. Reportedly, her name came around due to almost complete happenstance hey. Suz Coleman is one of the show’s directors and producers stated that it all came about because Alex Pena creator of the the show once came into work wearing a shirt with Tokyo printed on it. Coleman saw it and said hey that would make a great character name and from there the name stuck now besides Tokyo almost all of the rest of the crew utilized names that are based upon national capitals. Berlin is the capital of Germany, Helsinki is Finland, and Lisbon is Portugal etc.  

There are only a handful of characters on the team who do not go by national capitals. Denver is the capital of Colorado; Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the Brazilian state. By the same, name Palermo is the capital of Sicily, which is a reed in Italy, and Marseille is just a particularly populated French city. Not sure, why these particular characters were not given the names of national capitals but maybe something about them, in particular, will be revealed someday. one member of the crew doesn’t have a city base name at all is the professor  the team’s mastermind however, while he doesn’t have one officially the actor behind the character Alvaro Marte thinks he knows which city name would fit and best during an interview. When he was asked about what city he would choose to be named after he said “quote the concept of what it fits in but”. Vatican City, it is a state city a very a small one but like the professor it’s always shielded and at the same time it has great power all over the world. Vatican City is, of course, the place where the Pope lives a small independent a city-state in the heart of Rome which itself is the capital of Ital.

5. Five

Tokyo was also the first character in the series to get the name. Reportedly, her name came around due to almost complete happenstance hey. Suz Coleman is one of the show’s directors and producers stated that it all came about because Alex Pena creator of the the show once came into work wearing a shirt with Tokyo printed on it. Coleman saw it and said hey that would make a great character name and from there the name stuck now besides Tokyo almost all of the rest of the crew utilized names that are based upon national capitals. Berlin is the capital of Germany, Helsinki is Finland, and Lisbon is Portugal etc.  

There are only a handful of characters on the team who do not go by national capitals. Denver is the capital of Colorado; Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the Brazilian state. By the same, name Palermo is the capital of Sicily, which is a reed in Italy, and Marseille is just a particularly populated French city. Not sure, why these particular characters were not given the names of national capitals but maybe something about them, in particular, will be revealed someday. one member of the crew doesn’t have a city base name at all is the professor  the team’s mastermind however, while he doesn’t have one officially the actor behind the character Alvaro Marte thinks he knows which city name would fit and best during an interview. When he was asked about what city he would choose to be named after he said “quote the concept of what it fits in but”. Vatican City, it is a state city a very a small one but like the professor it’s always shielded and at the same time it has great power all over the world. Vatican City is, of course, the place where the Pope lives a small independent a city-state in the heart of Rome which itself is the capital of Ital.

6. Six

Now here is a question involving Berlin that could have some major implications who exactly is Tatiana Berlin’s mysterious ex-wife. Well there is one theory that could provide an answer the theory posits that Tatiana despite being played by a completely the different actor is an inspector Sierra. With Sierra, singing Bella ciao in the end credits for season four this would give her a solid connection to the crew and the kicker to this theory. Sierra states that her husband’s name is your Germon, which looks and sounds an awful lot like German or Germany, which Berlin is the capital of throughout money heist.

7. Seven

Besides the main theme one song keeps popping up all over the place this is, of course, the little tune entitled Bella ciao. It is an Old Italian folk song but what does it mean well Bella ciao or goodbye beautiful in English is a song that has long been used as a sort of anti-fascist anthem with its lyrics having been changed during World War 2 to reflect the Italian citizens rising against Mussolini and his followers. It has also since been adopted worldwide as a sort of rallying cry for freedom, which is probably why the resistance in the show is so fond of it.

8. Eight

Here’s a fun the behind-the-scenes fact regarding how the show is made unlike a lot of modern dramas money heist isn’t completely plotted out before the cameras start rolling the episodes are filmed in chronological order. Since the scripts for the episodes are written only a short while before production on those episodes actually begins, yep the show is written in parallel to filming this is done so that the show’s writers can better pivot based upon what they think is best for the show. 

Overall for example in season three a one-and-done joke about Marcy’s love of animals quickly became a defining character trait humanizing this often stoic criminal and given the way that the show is written it is completely understandable that some elements of the show’s original plan didn’t wind up making it to the final product one such example is the actual the reasoning behind everyone joining in on the heist in the first place.

9. Nine

Now we all know that Berlin had a serious disease specifically Helmer’s myopathy, however originally many if not all of the members of the crew were meant to have terminal illnesses themselves. The original idea was that each of them would be seeking out the means to pay for their treatment or seek to get back at the system for failing them ultimately this idea was axed with only really Berlin keeping the disease aspect of his character.

10. Ten

Something else that was included in the original idea for the show that actually did manage to make it to the screen this time around is Denver’s signature out there. Denver’s actor Jaime Llorente was cast in the role these characters was meant to have a distinctive laugh. Early drafts of the script called for the character to have a quote/unquote trashy laugh and each the actor who was brought in to read for the role was asked to interpret that in their way and now we have his memorable chuckle up there on the screen.

10 Facts about Money Heist

So, pals what did you think of money heist where there are any small details that you caught that I did not talk about while you are paid your valuable time in reading this blog.

Thanks for reading and keep decoding. Cheers

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