In an interview with Purebreak, Pedro Alonso (Berlin) returned to the success of the song Bella Ciao, which became popular thanks to La Casa de Papel. But according to the actor, the fans did not understand what it was really about …
“Una mattina mi sono alzato“… These few words, you must know them if you are a fan of La Casa de Papel, in particular of the first seasons. And for good reason, this revolutionary song has become the hymn of the Spanish series, sung by the robbers when they get their hands on the money at the Maison de la Monnaie.
But even though it has been covered and sung around the world, its meaning and history seems to have been lost along the way. In any case, this is explained by Pedro Alonso (Berlin) in an interview given to our colleagues from Purebreak.
He explains why: “I remember at a festival in the south of France, I received an award, and I was full of gratitude. It is clear that the mayor of the town was on the right and at the end of a sudden he says ‘Now we are going to sing Bella Ciao’! And I wondered if people knew what Bella Ciao really meant. […] I always say go look on google to see what the lyrics mean and people understand this revolutionary song. “
As we explained to you in the video above, Bella Ciao is an Italian protest song written at the beginning of the 20th century by agricultural workers to denounce their precarious conditions. During the Second World War, it then became the anthem of Italian resistance to fascist regimes. In La Casa de Papel, the robbers position themselves in favor of the people, against the government, and therefore appropriate this song throughout the series.