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José Padilha

He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the Netflix original series Narcos, starring frequent ... See full bio »

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Elite Squad Producer
RoboCop Director
Bus 174 Producer


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 2021 Untitled Marielle Franco Project (TV Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2018-2020 Narcos: Mexico (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Salva El Tigre (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Free Trade (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Growth Prosperity and Liberation (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Truth and Reconciliation (2020) ... (executive producer)
- El Dedazo (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The Mechanism (TV Series) (executive producer)
  Narcos (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes, 2016) (producer - 10 episodes, 2015)
- Al Fin Cayó! (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Nuestra Finca (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Exit El Patrón (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Deutschland 93 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Los Pepes (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Curumim: Diary of a Brazilian on Death Row (Documentary) (producer)
 2012 Artificial Paradises (producer)
 2009 Garapa (Documentary) (producer)
 2007 Elite Squad (producer)
 2004 Estamira (Documentary) (producer)
 2003 Brazil's Vanishing Cowboys (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2002 Bus 174 (Documentary) (producer)
 2000 The Charcoal People (Documentary) (producer)
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Jose Padilha

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In 2018, was accused all over the internet of intellectual misguidance for attributing a nationally known sentence to be credited to Romero Jucá, to another character in "O Mecanismo". The sentence was from a secret recording emerged of minister Jucá, who was under investigation in the multi billion-dollar kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras, discussing a purported pact to stall a huge... See more »


Frequently works with actor Wagner Moura See more »

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