The Korean version of “Money Heist”, which Netflix is preparing, was unveiled.
On May 20th, Netflix Korea released a teaser trailer for the original drama “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” (hereinafter referred to as Money Heist) through its official YouTube channel.
The trailer starts with the background of an “unpredictable” crime being planned by a robber gang looking for a huge amount of money. South and North Korea, which declared the end of the war, first built an economic community before complete unification then established a unified mint that prints common currency.
It was thought that everyone would live happily together if the two Koreas were opened, but the reality is an absurd world in which only the rich become richer. A robber gang led by Professor (played by Yoo Ji-tae), including Tokyo (played by Jeon Jong-seo), who came down to the South after undergoing military training in the North, work together to commit crimes that will change history.
The robbers, who concealed their identities with Hahoe masks and red suits, are aiming for the “highest amount in the history of single robbers”. Against those who commit crimes beyond crime, a joint inter-Korean response team led by South Korean negotiator Seon Woo-jin (played by Kim Yun-jin) and North Korean special agent Cha Moo-hyuk (played by Kim Sung-oh) is formed, and a fierce psychological war between the two sides begins.
Money Heist’s rate was also released. According to the data released by the Korea Media Rating Board on May 18th, the Korea Media Rating Board decided not to allow teenagers to watch “Money Heist”.
Regarding “Money Heist”, the Korea Media Rating Board introduced, “It is a seasonal drama about a hostage crisis situation set in the Korean Peninsula, involving a genius strategist and people with different personalities and abilities.”
They explained, “In episodes 1~6, elements of violence and murder, such as scenes of attempted murder, are depicted concretely and consistently. Sexual expressions and abusive language are repeatedly used. The expressions of smoking and drinking are also continuous, and sexual behaviors are directly expressed.”
They added, “The series’ theme, sexuality, violence, lines and drug items are continuously and concretely expressed, so it is inappropriate for teenagers to watch. It was rated as not available for teenagers since it could cause a harmful effect.”
Starring Yoo Ji-tae, Park Hae-soo, Kim Yun-jin, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Won-jong, Park Myung-hoon, Kim Sung-oh, Kim Ji-hoon, Jang Yoon-ju and Lee Joo-bin, “Money Heist” will be released on June 24th.