Jose Padilha, director of the film "Robocop", poses at the film's premiere in Hollywood, California February 10, 2014. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
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A vast corruption investigation in Brazil that has toppled businessmen and lawmakers, haunted two presidencies and captivated the media, debuts as a Netflix series this week, long before anyone can predict how the real-life probe will end. With "The Mechanism," director Jose Padilha – best-known for "Narcos" and "Elite Squad" – hopes to remind viewers that corruption in his native Brazil is not the fault of any particular politician or party.The investigation is likely to loom large over Brazil's October presidential election, which could see an unorthodox candidate such as the right-wing congressman Jair Bolsonaro win. Padilha said he was holding out hope a moderate, honest, nontraditional candidate would come forward.
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