The Mechanism (2018– )
1 user 5 critic

Lava Jato 

The family of federal delegate Marco Ruffo is being threatened after he tries to frame Roberto Ibrahim for money laundering.


José Padilha


Gregory Snegoff (script adaptation)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Selton Mello ... Marco Ruffo
Caroline Abras ... Verena Cardoni
Lee Taylor Lee Taylor ... Claudio Amadeu
Antonio Saboia ... Dimas
Esther Medeiros Esther Medeiros ... Beta 7 Anos
Suzana Ribeiro Suzana Ribeiro ... Regina
Enrique Diaz Enrique Diaz ... Roberto Ibrahim
Miguel Lunardi Miguel Lunardi ... Motta da Silveira
Otto Jr. ... Juiz Paulo Rigo
Bettina Druck Bettina Druck ... Filha Rigo
Giulio Lopes ... Roberval Bruno
Leonardo Garcia Leonardo Garcia ... Sebastião Barbosa Moreno da Silva
Raquel Rocha Raquel Rocha ... Stela Maris
Arthur Kohl Arthur Kohl ... João Higino
Eduardo Lago Eduardo Lago ... Antonio Mariano


Federal agent Marco Ruffo investigated the financial transactions of the currency dealer Roberto Ibrahim and is convinced that there is a major corruption scheme going on. He intends to have Ibrahim arrested but soon will start struggling against Brazil's justice bureaucracy. Written by Gabriel Luigi

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller



Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The show that all presidents, deputies, judges, and administratives were afraid of.
29 March 2018 | by juandiegoorcorreaSee all my reviews

True, Polemic, and the Sad Reality of America in 2018

Lava Jato was a scandal that shocked not only Brazil, but all countries from Latin America. The way Padilha portrays Petrobras and Odebrecht, and also the former Brazilian presidents, as well as other corrupt figures is somehow direct and amazing.

If you are a Central American, like me, or a South American you will know perfectly what this series is about, and what is the purpose of it. If you are not informed about Odebrecht or other corruption scandals, you could also enjoy it because the editing and the way it is told is truly engaging. However, I encourage the viewers to make research so you can fully understand how deep is the problem and how justice is a joke not only in Brazil, but in the rest of America and in the world.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed