29 Quotes: Money Heist Korea (2022)

Here’s a collection of quotes from the Korean series, Money Heist Korea Joint Economic Area (2022):

On robbery and crisis management

“When the North opened up, everyone thought they’d cash in on it. But what’s the reality? Only the haves got richer. The have-nots, like us, have to find our share of the pie. That’s why this team was created.” – Professor

“Why Tokyo of all places?” – Denver

“Because we’re going to do a bad thing.” – Tokyo

  • “The first tactic to win a fight is to pick the right opponent.” – Professor
  • “Those who don’t reveal what they want are the toughest opponents.” – Seon Woojin
  • “Do I look like someone who will take part in a failing job?” – Berlin
  • “If there’s even a drop of water from the tiniest crack in a dam, the dam can break, regardless of how big and sturdy it is. We will seize that one chance.” – Seon Woojin

“Is where you’re from so important? It’s absurd to watch over each other when we’re all in the same direction.” – Anne

  • “How is South Korea or North Korea relevant here?” – Hostage
  • “And we’re all here for our own reasons, whether it’s money or something else. But you’re here because you can’t escape? That’s what makes you a kid.” – Tokyo
  • “Punishment is necessary when you want to take control.” – Berlin

On life and humanity

“If class is inherited in North Korea, in the south, wealth is inherited.” – Tokyo

  • “The only difference between me and the other ARMY was that I had to join the real army.” – Tokyo
  • “It was clear that everyone on the train smelled the same thing. It was the smell of hope.” – Tokyo
  • “Someone once said ‘Labor is sacred’. However, forced labor in this place was far from sacred.” – Tokyo

“I thought you’d be a monster, but you’re just human.” – Professor

“If you’re gonna throw your life away, why not put it in my hands?” – Professor

“Where there is light, shadow is always bound to follow.” – Berlin

“If you keep running away, it’ll become a habit. You will have to face it at some point.” – Tokyo

  • “Once we pull off this job, I want to buy a magnificent island. I will live there. With you.” – Rio
  • “You’re free to dream whatever you want.” – Tokyo
  • “I guess when you’re staring death in the face, that’s what makes you remember and miss someone.” – Denver
  • “Things can get messy at work sometimes.” – Seon Woojin

“To protect my family, I have no choice but to be the smartest and strongest person.” – Seon Woojin

  • “You look exhausted and in need of someone to talk to. You can talk to me.” – Professor
  • “I couldn’t let them see my weak side. Because they all depend on me.” – Seon Woojin
  • “I need to shake it all off to get back to fighting.” – Seon Woojin
  • “I must be drunk. I’m hearing music out of nowhere.” – Seon Woojin

“If North Korea and South Korea shared the same dream, reunification would happen immediately.” – Professor

Genre: Heist, Crime, Drama
Synopsis: Thieves overtake the mint of a unified Korea, trapping hostages inside; the police must stop the thieves as well as the shadowy mastermind behind the heist.
Based on: the Spanish heist crime drama series “Money Heist” by Alex Pina
No of episodes: 6
Starring: Yoo Ji-tae, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Won-jong, Park Myung-hoon (Must-know facts about the full cast here)
Written by: Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hwan-chae, Choe Sung-jun
Directed by: Kim Hong-sun
Network: Netflix
Date: June 24, 2022

Netflix subtitle translation by: Munhyung Choi