O Mecanismo - Netflix
O Mecanismo (The Mechanism) is a thrilling, character-driven original series inspired by real events in Brazil. This fictionalized story explores how a small group of dogged investigators comes to discover the inner workings of a monstrous corruption scheme and the impact their pursuit has on everyone involved – including themselves.
Runtime: 60 minutes
O Mecanismo - The Mechanism (TV series) - Netflix
O Mecanismo (English: The Mechanism) is a Brazilian political drama television series created by José Padilha and Elena Soarez, directed by Padilha, Felipe Prado, and Marcos Prado, and written by Elena Soarez. The show depicts Operation Car Wash (Portuguese: Operação Lava Jato), an ongoing police taskforce that discovered a widespread corruption scheme involving the Brazilian government and several prominent engineering firms. The series premiered all episodes of the first season March 23, 2018, worldwide, on Netflix. On May 28, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season.
O Mecanismo - Similarities with real life events - Netflix
Despite the recurrent disclaimer at the start of each episode, declaring the screenplay is loosely based on a true story, with characters and events adapted for dramatic effect, many characters and companies depicted (but not all facts regarding them) can be easily traced to the actual people and companies involved in Operation Car Wash. Some such associations are: Petrobrasil - Petrobras Constructor OSA - OAS Group Constructor Miller&Brecht - Odebrecht Roberto Ibrahim - Alberto Youssef Judge Paulo Rigo - Judge Sérgio Moro Former President João Higino - Former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva President Janete Ruscov - Then-President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff Senator Lúcio Lemes - Senator Aécio Neves Vice President Samuel Themes - Then-Vice President of Brazil Michel Temer Mario Garcez Brito - Márcio Thomaz Bastos João Pedro Rangel (Pepê) - Paulo Roberto Costa Ricardo Brecht - Marcelo Odebrecht Lorival Bueno (OSA CEO) - Léo Pinheiro, then OAS Group CEO Attorney General (no name in the show) - Then-Prosecutor General of Brazil Rodrigo Janot Prosecutor Dimas Donatelli - Prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol Maria Tereza, Miller&Brecht Personal Assistant - Maria Lúcia Tavares, then Odebrecht Executive Assistant Police Chief Verena Cardoni - Police Chief Erika Marena Agent “China” - Newton Ishii, agent of the Federal Police of Brazil
O Mecanismo - References - Netflix