The first season of ‘Money Heist: Korea’ has already premiered on Netflix. Six episodes that are too reminiscent of the acclaimed Spanish series, to the point that it ends up being a rehash with little personality -hopefully ‘Berlin’, the spin-off, and also a prequel, starring Peter Alonso can remove that bad taste in our mouths. That does not mean that there are certain changesbeing one of the most striking that here the already mythical dali mask.
the new mask
On this occasion it did not fit to use Dalí’s mask due to its null importance in Korean culture, so one was chosen that has its origins in the Hahoe, the oldest Korean mask dancehaving been declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Korea. Park Hae Soothe actor who plays the Professor in ‘Money Heist: Korea’, has explained the reason behind this choice:
In Spain, the Dali mask was used to send the message of freedom, and in Korea, we use the Hahoe mask from the Andong area, and the Hahoe mask has a certain meaning. He embodies criticism of the powerful, and also has a sense of humor. When the mask was first brought to me, I felt an overwhelming sense of power when all the cast members wore it. It has different angles from the center and from the side as well. The look of the mask from different angles can look quite different, so that’s something that intrigued me.
Of course, inside the Hahoe there were originally twelve masks and the chosen one is that of Yangban, which represents an aristocrat who was usually mocked at these masked balls. About, Jun Jong Seothe new Tokyo, comments the following:
Even before filming started, we were very curious as to what kind of mask we would be wearing, and when we found out that the Hahoe mask had been chosen, and when we actually saw the mask, I was very surprised because it’s not an simple, but has a big smile and conveys a sense of humor and, at the same time, a sense of mystery. So it has multi-layered meaning and I was really intrigued by the mask.
You can see ‘The paper house: Korea’ on Netflix from June 24.