Netflix Series ‘The Mechanism’ Stirs Polarization in Brazil

Directed by the same filmmaker of the 'Elite Squad' (2007) and RoboCop (2014), the production depicts the "Operation Car Wash" corruption scandal and has sparked controversial reactions among spectators.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On March 23, 2018, the online streaming platform, Netflix, launched "O Mecanismo" (The Mechanism), a series based on the "Operação Lava Jato" (Operation Car Wash), the investigation against the biggest corruption scheme in Brazil that has been running for over four years.

Ahead of the series is José Padilha, who directed the Brazilian box office hit "Elite Squad" (2007), and produced the series "Narcos" (2015).

The first season of "O Mecanismo" uncovers the origins of the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?