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The Mechanism 

O Mecanismo (original title)
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Dramatic fiction series loosely inspired by an investigation of corruption in Brazil's private and state oil companies and construction companies.

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José Padilha
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Series cast summary:
Caroline Abras ...  Verena Cardoni 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Jonathan Haagensen ...  Vander Santana / ... 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Selton Mello ...  Marco Ruffo 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Enrique Diaz Enrique Diaz ...  Roberto Ibrahim 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Otto Jr. ...  Juiz Paulo Rigo 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Antonio Saboia ...  Dimas 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Lee Taylor Lee Taylor ...  Claudio Amadeu 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Osvaldo Mil Osvaldo Mil ...  Luis Carlos Guilhome 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Suzana Ribeiro Suzana Ribeiro ...  Regina 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Giulio Lopes ...  Roberval Bruno 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Alessandra Colassanti Alessandra Colassanti ...  Wilma Kitano 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Arthur Kohl Arthur Kohl ...  João Higino 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Sura Berditchevsky ...  Janete Ruscov 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Karla Tenório Karla Tenório ...  Renata 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Tonio Carvalho Tonio Carvalho ...  Samuel Themes 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Emílio Orciollo Netto Emílio Orciollo Netto ...  Ricardo Brecht 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Leonardo Medeiros ...  João Pedro Rangel 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Carlos Meceni Carlos Meceni ...  Tom Carvalho 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Léo Rosa Léo Rosa ...  Flávio 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Sean Burgos ...  Roberto Ibrahim 8 episodes, 2018
Vinicius Zinn ...  Vander 8 episodes, 2018
Raquel Rocha Raquel Rocha ...  Stela Maris 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Jayme Periard ...  Dudinha Souza 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Michel Bercovitch Michel Bercovitch ...  Lucio Lemes 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Cristina Flores Cristina Flores ...  Vanessa Rigo 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Aryè Campos ...  Vanessa Rigo 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Anna Cotrim Anna Cotrim ...  Maria Tereza Assunção 6 episodes, 2018-2019
Júlia Svacinna Júlia Svacinna ...  Beta 6 episodes, 2018-2019
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Dramatic fiction series loosely inspired by an investigation of corruption in Brazil's private and state oil companies and construction companies.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobrze naoliwiona maszyna See more »

Filming Locations:

Sao Paulo São Paulo Brazil See more »

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Zazen Produções See more »
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The voice over of the main characters was only added after shooting all of the episodes. Something that is usually done during production of movies and series of director José Padilha. See more »

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One of the best TV series to come out of Brazil
26 March 2018 | by mbmthebandSee all my reviews

This show really grabbed me. I almost never binge-watch and this was one of the few shows I did. Everyone has a motive and the characters aren't flat.

Don't listen to the Ministry of Truth. This show is not a political piece. It's actually as unbiased as it can be. Too bad the facts don't leave much room for tweaking.

As for calling it "fake news"... It's not a news piece. It's a TV show. Right at the beginning of each episode it says it was loosely based on a true story. I guess some people just can't read (which is why they believe in fairy tales).

I just hope Netflix doesn't budge to the naysayers and gives us a second season. This is truly one of the best TV shows to come out of Brazil.


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