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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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2019   2018  
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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
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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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Trivia

The first time the viewers see the character Janete Ruskov, the equivalent of former President Dilma Rousseff, she is rehearsing a speech about a new technology that will allow for "storing the wind". This is a nod to a rambling speech Ms. Rousseff gave at the United Nations in 2015 about the difficulties of implementing wind energy because of the impossibility of storing wind. See more »

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Referenced in Sala de Roteiro (2020) 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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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El mecanismo See more »

Filming Locations:

Sao Paulo São Paulo Brazil See more »

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Zazen Produções See more »
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