Popular Netflix show Money Heist (La Casa De Papel) returns on Sept 3 for its final season.
To give this heist crime drama series a grand send-off, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) have released a ravishing contemporary pop version of Bella Ciao (Italian for Goodbye Beautiful), the series’ musical showpiece.
The new video features 15 MPO musicians and Yuna on a bright red Telecaster guitar. In the video, the quintessential red jumpsuits and the iconic Salvador Dali mask worn by the thieves in Money Heist make for a striking image.
The promo video - recorded remotely - was posted recently on Netflix Malaysia’s social media pages in preparation for the TV series' fifth and final season.
Money Heist, a story about a criminal mastermind known as The Professor (Alvaro Morte) who assembles a team of thieves to pull off the greatest heist in history, was first released in 2017.
Bella Ciao was first heard in the finale of series’ first season where, in a flashback scene, The Professor and his older brother Berlin sing the anthem to remind themselves that they’re part of the resistance. The song has been a worldwide anti-fascist hymn for generations.
Originally a folk song, Bella Ciao was sung by mondina (seasonal paddy field workers) women in the late 19th century as a sign of protest against deplorable working conditions in the paddy fields of North Italy.
It was later revived as an anti-fascist anthem by the Italian partisans during the Italian Civil War between 1943 and 1945 in their struggle against the Italian Social Republic and its Nazi German allies.
The final season of Money Heist is split into two volumes and will see our anti-heroes in arguably the greatest battle of their lives.
So, put on your Salvador Dali mask, slip into your red jumpsuit and get ready for Money Heist Part 5: Volume 1 as the series makes its return tomorrow.