The Real Story behind La Casa De Papel, aka Money Heist

The most popular Spanish tv series of all time, La Casa De Papel, is coming back with a fourth season after the unexpected success overseas.

The third season of La Casa De Papel, aka Money Heist, is all about the crew members trying to set up an escape plan for Rio, the most fragile member and with the least criminal profile of all, after getting caught by the police on an island late of his split up with Tokyo.

The season’s episodes were all shot in real places, which had led the viewers to wonder if the series is based on a true story, or it’s just the creativity of Alex Pina, the La Casa De Papel author, that added this realism to the series.

The Real Story behind La Casa De Papel, aka Money Heist
The Real Story behind La Casa De Papel, aka Money Heist

Well, most of the fans of the series may know somethings about this topic. Still, nobody knows the real story behind the creation of the tv series.

To be exact, the answer is that the series isn’t all based on a real story: the events, the clash between the police and the robbers, and the characters aren’t real.. But even though, the series contains a variety of historical elements that had affected the story of La Casa De Papel, mentioning the Dali Mask that is mainly used by the thieves, it’s a mask on the shape of the face of the real Spaniard artist Salvador Dali who is known for his long mustache.

The Real Story behind La Casa De Papel, aka Money Heist
The Real Story behind La Casa De Papel, aka Money Heist

Dali was an artist known for his anti-capitalism through several works he produced in the early twentieth century, which were about the rejection of modern capitalist society, and it is the principal theme adopted by the series’s message, as the gang thieves were looking for richness. Still, they also wanted to distribute money to the poor and the ones who’re expelled from society.

Moreover, the series featured the famous song “Bella Ciao.” However, its presence was less prominent in the third part of the series, and it is, in fact, an Italian folk song that was adopted as the anthem of the anti-fascist resistance in the country.

The author of the series, Alex Pina, stated in a press conference that “the song has always been part of the soundtrack in my life,” because “the song reminds me of childhood and the whole world knows it, we applaud resistance like the series, as long as there is resistance, there is hope.”

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