La casa de papel

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (535,802)

La casa de papel is a Spanish television series that premiered on Antena 3 in May 2017. The show is created by Álex Pina and produced by Vancouver Media. It is a crime thriller with elements of drama and heist. The series follows a group of eight robbers who plan and execute a sophisticated and daring heist of the Royal Mint of Spain in Madrid, with the help of their enigmatic leader, known only as The Professor. The plan is to print billions of euros and escape unscathed, while keeping hostages inside the Mint and negotiating with the police outside.

The robbers, who are code-named after cities around the world, are a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds, skills, and motivations. They are led by the charismatic Tokyo, who narrates the story in a non-linear fashion and addresses the audience directly. The other members of the gang are Rio, Moscow, Berlin, Nairobi, Denver, Helsinki, and Oslo, each with their own roles and personalities.

Meanwhile, the police are led by Inspector Raquel Murillo, who is tasked with negotiating with The Professor and rescuing the hostages. Raquel is a smart and determined detective who becomes personally involved in the case as she starts to uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of both the robbers and her own colleagues.

The first season of the show consists of 13 episodes and was originally intended to be a limited series, but its popularity and critical acclaim led to a renewal for a second season, which premiered in October 2017. The second season has 9 episodes and continues the story of the heist, with new challenges, twists, and revelations.

The show has been praised for its fast-paced and suspenseful plot, its complex and well-developed characters, its use of flashbacks and metaphors, and its social commentary on issues such as capitalism, inequality, and authority. The performances of the cast, especially Úrsula Corberó as Tokyo, Alvaro Morte as The Professor, and Itziar Ituño as Raquel Murillo, have also been widely acclaimed.

La casa de papel has become a phenomenon in Spain and many other countries, where it has been distributed through Netflix. It has won several awards, such as the International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series in 2018, and has inspired spin-offs, adaptations, and parodies. The show has also been criticized for its violence, sexism, and unrealistic portrayal of the Spanish police, but its impact and influence on popular culture cannot be denied.

The third season of La casa de papel was released in July 2019, with 8 episodes that continue the heist and introduce new and old characters. The third season has a higher budget and production value than the previous ones, and focuses more on the emotional and psychological aspects of the story. The fourth season of the show was released in April 2020, with 8 episodes that bring the story to a climax and resolve many of the conflicts and mysteries. The fourth season has been praised for its epic and emotional scenes, but also criticized for its confusing and unsatisfactory resolution.

In July 2020, Antena 3 announced that a fifth and final season of La casa de papel would be produced and released in two parts, the first one in 2021 and the second one in 2022. The fifth season will conclude the story of the heist and the characters, and promise to be the most thrilling and shocking season yet.

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Episode 13
13. Episode 13
The Professor meets Raquel's mother under stressful circumstances. At the Mint, the thieves offer the hostages a decision: money or freedom?
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
Arturo continues to formulate an escape plan for a group of hostages. The Professor reveals who gave him the idea for the heist.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
After being captured involuntary, Tokyo is questioned by the police, especially about the real identity of The Professor. Inside the Factory, Berlin's recent actions are being questioned by his fellow criminals - which leads to a revolt among them after an execution. Also, Salva is being rescued at the police station by Raquel.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
Raquel enters the Mint to ascertain that all of the hostages are still alive and well. Nairobi gives Alison advice.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
The Professor races to stop a witness from identifying him. Berl'n seeks revenge once his own name is revealed and slandered in the press.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
Tokio confronts Alison about R'o. The police suspect a spy is in their midst.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
A break in the investigation and a mistake by one of the thieves puts the Professor at serious risk of being discovered.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
The thieves let a medical team enter the Mint, and an undercover policeman sneaks in with them. Can the Professor stay one step ahead of Raquel?
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
Raquel suffers a personal crisis with her ex. The hostages are frightened by the gunshots they overheard. The thieves argue among themselves.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
Police grab an image of the face of one of the robbers. Raquel is suspicious of the gentleman she meets at a bar.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
Hostage negotiator Raquel makes initial contact with the Professor. One of the hostages is a crucial part of the thieves' plans.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
The Professor recruits Tokio and 7 other criminals for a grand heist, targeting the Royal Mint of Spain.
  • Premiere Date
    December 20, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (535,802)