The Mechanism (2018, Jonathan Haagensen, Selton Mello)

In Brazilian crime drama series The Mechanism a scandal erupts in Brazil during an investigation of alleged government corruption via oil and construction companies. As the series begins Police officer Marco Ruffo’s family is threatened as he attempts to take down money-laundering criminal Roberto Ibrahim. Loosely inspired by true events.

production details
Country: Brazil | Netflix | 8 Episodes
Release Year: 2018

Creators: José Padilha, Elena Soares,

cast
Jonathan Haagensen
Selton Mello as Marco Ruffo
Caroline Abras
Alessandra Colasanti
Otto Jr.
Antonio Saboia
Enrique Díaz

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EPISODE GUIDE
1 – Jet Wash | Airdate: 2018-03-23
Police officer Marco Ruffo’s family is threatened as he attempts to take down money-laundering criminal Roberto Ibrahim.

2 – Halvah | Airdate: 2018-03-23
Ten years later, Verena continues her investigation into Ibrahim and the currency dealers who work with him.

3 – Cool Winds from the South | Airdate: 2018-03-23
While the team works hard to pull off an operation involving multiple targets, important evidence goes missing.

4 – False Wall | Airdate: 2018-03-23
Guilhome gets assistance from a surprising source. Verena goes after João Pedro as Judge Rigo weighs a momentous decision.

5 – Red Eyes | Airdate: 2018-03-23
Verena feels like she can’t trust anybody anymore. Ibrahim’s wife is angered by what he has been doing in jail.

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6 – They Knew It All | Airdate: 2018-03-23
The team pursues charges against João Pedro’s family in an effort to get him to talk. A leak threatens to dismantle the entire operation.

7 – One Last Breath | Airdate: 2018-03-23
Club 13 rushes to secure an agreement with the attorney general. A sewage leak opens Ruffo’s eyes to small-scale corruption’s parallels to Jet Wash.

8 – Doomsday | Airdate: 2018-03-23
Verena receives devastating personal news. Ruffo re-evaluates his priorities. Dimas and Claudio find out the fate of the “Doomsday” operation.

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