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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 »
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)
Bernardo Pimenta .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2012)
Series Location Management
Cindy Duarte .... location manager (13 episodes, 2005-2007)

Kleber Souza .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Roberto Schilling .... composer: additional music (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Series Other crew
Sergio Farjalla Jr. .... weapon specialist (2 episodes, 2005-2007)

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
I love this show. Beautiful cinematography, 11 July 2008
Author: juliacopp from United States

I haven't enjoyed a show as much as this one for a very long time. It is beautifully shot, and many of the actors are beautiful too. It's fun to see Rio de Janeiro and be exposed to things I never would be otherwise. The main reason I'm posting is to say what should be is dubbed in Spanish. I wish it was still in Portuguese, but the dubbing is actually pretty good. Your only chance to watch it without subtitles is on Sundays at 8, dubbed in Spanish. I hope HBO keeps giving us new episodes I love it...The shows keep getting better. The pilot I liked, but I thought it could have been so much more. Now on the 4th or 5th episode, it's awesome. It doesn't devote itself entirely to drama, suspense, action, or humor. Its a unique blend. The lens of the filmmakers is distinctively different from anything I've seen and it takes awhile to become comfortable with a disparate approach to television and leave Hollywood expectations behind. I don't understand 100% of it, but it doesn't matter to me because the show is so beautifully made. It's the only opportunity I've encountered to watch dramatic television from latinoamerica that is not a telenovela.

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