Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area (Korean: 종이의 집: 공동경제구역) is a South Korean television series. An original Netflix series, starring Yoo Ji-tae, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Won-jong, and Park Myung-hoon
DIRECTOR– Kim Hong-sun
WRITTEN BY– Ryu Yong-jae
GENRE– Heist, Crime drama
COUNTRY– South Korea
RELEASE DATE– June 24th 2022
RUNNING TIME– 63-78 minutes
The series, both a remake and spin-off/continuation of the Spanish TV drama, follows the storyline and characters of the original. “The Professor” (Yoo Ji-tae), a strategist criminal mastermind, plans to pull off a heist in the reunified Korean Peninsula inspired by those in Spain.
The operation involves strategists and desperados with different characteristics and abilities, who have to face unusual situations. Thieves overtake the mint of a unified Korea. With hostages trapped inside, the police must stop them — as well as the shadowy mastermind behind it all.
The mastermind of a 4 trillion won heist. He is the boyfriend of police inspector Seon Woo-jin.
A 41-year-old North Korean former prisoner of the Kaechon concentration camp, where he served 25 years’ detention since age nine as a result of attempted defection. He tends to resort to violence and tries to use fear to threaten the hostages, unlike the Professor’s intention to not harm anyone.
A North Korean woman with military training who was wanted for committing armed robberies and murders of loan sharks (who extorted penniless North Korean defectors) before the Professor recruited her for the heist. She serves as the narrator of the series.
The “maknae” of the heist group and skilled hacker. He is a medical school dropout and son of an affluent family.
An ex-convict, who raised his son Denver alone, after his wife left him. He was constantly in and out of prison prior to the heist.
Moscow’s son and underground fighter, who later falls for Mi-seon, one of the hostages at the Mint.
A con artist who was recruited by the Professor.
- Kim Ji-hun as Helsinki / Ko Myung-tae
Oslo’s brother and former member of a gang in Yanbian.
- Lee Kyu-ho as Oslo / Lee Sang-yeon
Helsinki’s brother and former member of a gang in Yanbian.
- Kim Yun-jin as Seon Woo-jin, a crisis negotiation team leader belonging to the National Police Agency in South Korea.
- Kim Sung-oh as Captain Cha Moo-hyuk, a former special agent from North Korea who was dispatched to handle the hostage crisis
Director of the Mint Bureau. He only cares about his own safety and disregards the others’ welfare. He has an affair with Mi-seon despite being married with two children.
An employee in charge of accounting at the Mint. She is Young-min’s lover, and later falls for Denver.
- Lee Si-woo as Anne Kim
A high school student and the daughter of the U.S. Ambassador, who came with her class for a field trip at the Mint. She is one of the hostages.
- Hong In as Hwang Hyun-ho
Deputy director of the Mint Bureau installed in JEA, a general economic zone on the Korean Peninsula.
- Gil Eun-seong as Park Chul-woo
A member of the North Korean military special operations unit who infiltrates the bandit-occupied Mint.
- Lim Ji-yeon
- Lim Hyeong-guk
- Jang Hyun-sung as Kim Sang-man
A politician who is the former husband of Woo-jin.