Resistance is in the air…
A state down to its knees… institutions crumbling… and rising are the people…
“In this world, everything is governed by balance. There’s what you stand to gain and what you stand to lose. And in this moment, they think they have nothing to lose. And when you believe you’ve got nothing to lose, you’re overconfident. We will be the ones that are going to show them just how much they have to lose.”
Remember these words by Professor (Alvaro Morte)? Well, they are exactly what are gradually but surely making Netflix’s very popular ‘La Casa De Papel [The House of Paper]’ aka ‘Money Heist’ even better and almost a left-wing masterpiece.
It won’t at all be a stretch to say the three previous seasons had set the bar a bit too high for the makers, but what has been dropped amid global lockdowns and after nine long months, every second of it is worth the wait.
An action-packed and smashing part four of the series is out, and to be as honest as we can be without giving any spoilers, we are more thrilled than ever after having watched the eight bingeworthy episodes.
For a little recap, the previous season showed Professor’s gang entering the Central Bank of Spain to get Rio (Miguel Herrán), who had been detained while on the run, rescued; and execute the late Berlin’s (Pedro Alonso) dream heist plan.
However, the police and intelligence’s actions leading to a lot of mess, Professor’s plans fail, Raquel aka Lisbon (Itziar Ituño) ends up being captured after the authorities fake her execution for Professor and friends, Nairobi (Alba Flores) is fighting for her life, and the entire gang is kind of cornered.
The only support they seem to have is that of some foreign nationals operating remotely, including Pakistanis.
The fourth season, as anticipated, picks up from where the makers left us hanging.
Since this, as said earlier, is a spoiler-free review, we won’t tell you what happens as Professor, in a hopeless condition, deals with the supposed loss of a loved one; the group deals with internal conflicts and a desperate police force tightening the noose around them, while an “assassin” is also on the loose inside the bank.
As seen in the trailer, security chief of the Bank of Spain’s governor, Gandia (José Manuel Poga), a new and ruthless villain, somehow manages to take on the gang and believe you us, causes mayhem.
Now that the police have a key member of the group, Lisbon, they are using her as a pawn to dig out information, while things inside the bank, on the other hand, are also getting out of hand BIG TIME because of Palermo (Rodrigo de la Serna) and others acting impulsively as always and costing themselves dearly.
While what is to be done with all the gold inside the bank is yet to be revealed, some tightly-tied knots from the last season have been loosened as flashbacks from Berlin and other members’ shared lives make the show a rollercoaster ride.
Here’s some good news: when you’re done watching the show and don’t really know what to do with your life anymore, Netflix is going to give you a little surprise.
The episodes are joined by a little behind-the-scenes surprise that features the 2019 Lebanese revolution.
‘Money Heist: The Phenomenon’ is a documentary on how the show has made an impact around the world. It is narrated by the series’ writer and includes interviews with the cast members viewers have grown to love.
Over the course of an hour, the film explains the show’s unexpected boom in popularity and interestingly dives into the cultural impact of it that was almost lost to television history.
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