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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.


José Padilha
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Series cast summary:
Caroline Abras Caroline Abras ...  Verena Cardoni 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Selton Mello ...  Marco Ruffo 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Enrique Diaz Enrique Diaz ...  Roberto Ibrahim 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Jonathan Haagensen ...  Vander Santana / ... 14 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 12 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


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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Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobrze naoliwiona maszyna See more »

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Sao Paulo São Paulo Brazil See more »

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Zazen Produções See more »
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Dolby Digital


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Neither left nor right. Let's face it! Unfortunately, corruption is all over it!
1 June 2019 | by faornelasSee all my reviews

Just reading through the different reviews here and you can get an idea how the audience is divided (or lost) accusing the series of being biased to the left or right political parties propaganda. But this is because the country's population is divided and blinded now and cannot see anything beyond their political parties agenda and ideologies

What the series show in reality, specially in the second season, is that corruption in Brazil dates as far as democracy and that, unfortunately, it is not an exclusivity of the left or right parties, but all over the country's political system.

But by doing this, saying everybody is corrupt, it fails to please both sides interests, because if corruption is all over it, there are no victims or villains, everybody is to blame.

But contemporary Brazilians are unable to see this, just because the polarization is convenient for both sides, and politics became passion, just like soccer in Brazil, with supporters hating and accusing each other all the time, unable to see or recognize their own team mistakes.

As for the series quality, it is a quite enjoyable well crafted and well acted series, although it lingers the events a little too long sometimes for dramatic purposes, or the lack of new events in the Car Wash operation.

Watch it with an open mind and get over your own political convictions.

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