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October 2005 (Brazil) See more »
With Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as background, Mandrake works in the city as a lawyer that solves most cases in an unorthodox way... See more »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 30)
Marcos Palmeira ... Mandrake (15 episodes, 2005-2012)
Marcelo Serrado ... Raul (15 episodes, 2005-2012)
Luís Carlos Miele ... Leon Wexler (15 episodes, 2005-2012)

Virginia Cavendish ... Verônica (14 episodes, 2005-2012)
Marcelo Adnet ... Junior (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Érika Mader ... Bebel (11 episodes, 2005-2012)

Maria Luísa Mendonça ... Berta (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Edgar Amorim ... Zé Carlos (8 episodes, 2005)
Maurício Gonçalves ... Marcelo (8 episodes, 2005)
Malu Galli ... Flávia (8 episodes, 2005)

Series Directed by
José Henrique Fonseca (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Arthur Fontes (2 episodes, 2005)
André Barros (2 episodes, 2007)

Lula Buarque de Hollanda (unknown episodes)
Cláudio Torres (unknown episodes)
Toni Vanzolini (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Tony Bellotto (1 episode, 2007)
Cláudio Torres (1 episode, 2007)

Felipe Braga (unknown episodes)
José Henrique Fonseca (unknown episodes)
Rubem Fonseca (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Maria Angela De Jesus .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Luis Peraza .... producer / executive producer (6 episodes, 2005-2007)
Leonardo Monteiro de Barros .... executive producer / producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Luiz Noronha .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2007)

Pedro Buarque de Hollanda .... producer (unknown episodes)
José Henrique Fonseca .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
David Ventura .... post producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Dado Villa-Lobos (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Gustavo Hadba (unknown episodes)
Paulo Souza (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Pedro Amorim (5 episodes, 2005)
Marcelo Moraes (1 episode, 2007)
Series Casting by
Luiz Antônio Rocha (8 episodes, 2005)
Series Costume Design by
Reka Koves (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Series Production Management
Roberta Oliveira .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 2005)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claudia Castro .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Aline Guerra .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 2005-2007)
Caio Campos .... third assistant director (5 episodes, 2007)
Mariana Guimarães .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
Thiago Sutir .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)

André Barros .... chief assistant director (unknown episodes)
Luiz Henrique Campos .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Francisco Slade .... foley artist (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Ricardo Cutz .... re-recording mix assistant (8 episodes, 2005-2007)
Jesse Marmo .... sound re-recording mixer assistant (8 episodes, 2005-2007)
Lulu Farah .... adr recordist (5 episodes, 2007)

Rodrigo de Noronha .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Eduardo Pop .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Sergio Farjalla Jr. .... special effects / special effects coordinator (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Series Visual Effects by
Bernardo F.C. Caron .... color supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
José George Rodrigues Alves .... focus puller (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Alexandre Ramos .... camera operator / first assistant camera (8 episodes, 2005)
Alice Flaksman .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2005)
Marcio Rodrigo .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2005)
Fernando Young .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2005)
Series Casting Department
Bill Labonia .... casting assistant (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Editorial Department
Hebert Marmo .... colorist (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Guilherme Kramer .... post-production intern (5 episodes, 2007)
Series Music Department
Roberto Schilling .... composer: additional music (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Series Other crew
Cindy Duarte .... location manager (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Sergio Farjalla Jr. .... weapon specialist (2 episodes, 2005-2007)

Kleber Souza .... location manager (unknown episodes)

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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Fun, but needed a better actor for the main role, 30 November 2005
Author: Flávio Armony from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rubem Fonseca is a genius of Brazilian literature. Author of books like "Agosto", he understands the soul of the carioca man. Mandrake is an underground lawyer expert in cases of blackmailing and extortion who acts mostly as a negotiator. But Marcos Palmeira's acting is weak, his speech is artificial and so is his facial expression. Mieli is fine as Wexler, the old Jewish lawyer, Mandrake's partner. Maria Luísa Mendonça is a great actress and plays her role very well. The episodes themselves are interesting and show a poorly known part of life in Rio de Janeiro. The underworld of prostitutes, transvestites, sex clubs and the upper world of luxury mansions and socialites merge into a plot of intrigue and lots of money.

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