Netflix’s global premiere in a language other than English premiered on Friday.
All members of the professor’s squad Stealing money (except himself) named after a city on the five continents; From Tokyo to Nairobi via Helsinki, Bogota or Lisbon.
But before the release of the last five episodes, we asked ourselves: What is known in these cities about the characters they represent in Spanish novels?
The answer was given by journalists from EFE in eight of those cities:
Lisbon, film script
In Lisbon, where part of the fifth and final season was filmed, “La casa de papel” is so visible that it Itziar Etonio, which gives life to the character who takes that city’s name, was another Comic Com de Portugal star.
“At the moment in the streets of Lisbon you can see a lot of stores that have advertising campaigns in their windows with pictures of the series, and it is usually also one of the topics of the moment on social networks, as happened when the song appeared in the Grandola series, Vila Morena, icon Paola Fernandez explains. Carnation Revolution.
Tokyo has a following of Tokyo followers
In Tokyo “there are also legions of fans of the series waiting to know the outcome,” Antonio Hermosen says of a novel that has been around for several years (until the arrival of Squid game”) The most-watched foreign language series on Netflix.
Also, the actress who plays Tokyo, Ursula Corbero, It has a special connection with Japan, as it was here filming a recently released movie, ‘Snake-eyes’She is also an ambassador for Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido.
Denver: Mountains, Spanish and American House of Money
Francisco Miraval, a reporter in Denver (Colorado, USA), is convinced that the character he plays Jaime Llorente employment “paper house” (“money theft” in English) “I would be very comfortable in this town at the foot of the Rockies, because here it has thousands upon thousands of followers and ardent supporters.”
In addition, one-third of Denver’s 700,000 residents speak Spanish, and finally Denver is one of the three major headquarters of the United States mint. It’s a thief’s experience.
Red monkeys, a very popular costume in Bogota
In Bogota, the city that gave its name to the character you play Hovik Kochkerian, And in the rest of Colombia, the series had a huge impact.
As Jorge Gil, of EFE’s office in the Colombian capital explains, “The repercussions are also seen in the streets, where the dresses brought by the main characters of the series are used in protests and also on Halloween, where the most popular are street costumes and where people dress in groups to go to parties “.
Party and claim in Rio
Dali’s red monkeys and masks have a dual use, ceremonial and vengeful, in Rio, the Brazilian city that gives its name to the character he plays Miguel HiranAs Maria Angelica Troncoso tells us.
In Brazil, where the series was a success, “most people see Rio as part of a team, as part of everything they identify with.
Red suits and masks are common in Halloween, carnival, and even in protests where the song “Bella Chow” The symbol of Italian resistance against fascism – and the emblem of the Professor’s band in the series – was used to call for the departure of President Jair Bolsonaro in a contagious adaptation that is still repeated in demonstrations.”
“RAHAPAJA”, a hit in Finland
Each of the chapters “Mint”, which is how the series is called in Finland, and at the time was ranked among the most watched series on Netflix in that country, as shown. Juanjo Galan from Helsinki, the city that gave its name to the character he embodies Darko Beric.
“It is common here that almost every fashion store in Finland sells red suits and Dali masks, and in many of them it is one of his most recognizable products.” Something that is repeated in almost every corner of the world, ever since the chain has become a global phenomenon.
A picture of Spain in Nairobi
In Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and the city that gave its name to the character it plays Alba FloresIt’s not just about having followers of the series, but, as Pablo Moraga says, “The new series of episodes is eagerly awaited, biting his nails.”
To give an idea of the popularity of the series, Moraga says: “For a few years, every time I mention to many Kenyans that I came from Spain, instead of talking about La Liga and some football stars, now they tell me about the series.”
Berlin Wall Paintings
One of the most important characters inStealing money“(This will have a derivative series as it was announced on Tuesday) is exactly the series from Berlin, which is being shown Pedro Alonso.
As Lucas Tarancon explains, “money House”, as the series is called in German, “The cultural impact that the series has had in the country is that even in some cities like Cologne or Berlin itself, some fans have painted graffiti and urban art murals dedicated to the series already paying homage to some of the most popular characters.”
Predict the final season in Moscow
Fernando Salcines explains that the opinion of Russians about the series “polarized between loyal fans and loyal critics.” Russia is waiting for the fifth season to come with a mixture of longing and sadness. Longing because he hopes to meet again with these daring and crazy characters, and sadness because he is the end point of the saga.”
Una tristeza comes from todos los fans de una serie que comenzó an emitirse en 2017 y que hacho tan famosos a sus protagonistas como a sus himnos. “I woke up, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye” This morning I woke up and found the invader….”
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