3%

3% is a Brazilian dystopian thriller series created by Pedro Aguilera, starring Bianca Comparato and João Miguel . [1] Developed from a 2009 [3] independent pilot episode , it is Netflix’s first original Brazilian production and the second produced in Latin America , after Club de Cuervos . [4]

The show is set in a future, and it is a good idea to have a chance to get the best out of it. [5] Netflix gives the show an 8-episode order for the first season. [6] [7] César Charlone , an Academy Award nominated cinematographer known for City of God and Blindness , served as director alongside Daina Giannecchini, Dani Libardi, and Jotagá Crema. Tiago Mello serves as executive producer. [1] The first part of the book is available on Netflix worldwide November 25, 2016. A second season was confirmed on December 4, 2016 on the official 3% Facebook page. [8]

Cast

Main cast

  • Bianca Comparato as Michele Santana, the main protagonist of the show and a naive young woman who has a strong sense of justice. She did not return to the Process.
  • João Miguel as Ezequiel, the current head of the Process. He is intense, mysterious, short-tempered, and conflicted by ideal extremes.
  • Michel Gomes as Fernando Carvalho, raised by his father, who fostered in him the singular purpose of passing the Process. A wheelchair user, Fernando is disdained by some candidates who do not believe in his chances to successfully complete the Process.
  • Rodolfo Valente as Rafael Moreira, egocentric, selfish, sarcastic, and willing to do anything to pass, even cheat. He hides his mysteries and believes the ends justify the means.
  • Rafael Lozano as Marco Alvarez, from a family who is always in the Process and who is waiting for him in the Offshore.
  • Vaneza Oliveira as Joana Coelho, originally semen registro (without registration), an orphan who survived her on the margins of society, on the streets of the Inland. Intelligent and capable, she interacts with few other candidates and shows little interest in the Process. It seems to be a good idea to get offshore.
  • Viviane Porto as Aline, a young and ambitious employee of the Council, with the mission to overthrow Ezequiel and become the next head of the Process.
  • Celso Frateschi as the Cause Leader
  • Mel Fronckowiak as Julia, Ezequiel’s wife and an employee of the Process, who ends up being depressed and in doubt about her actions.
  • Sérgio Mamberti as Matheus, a member of the offshore council.
  • Zezé Motta as Nair travel deals Free Ezequiel Guide Get your quick guide to the top hotels, restaurants and things to do. Grab it and Go!

Recurring cast

  • Luciana Paes as Cássia, head of security for the Process. She is extremely loyal to Ezequiel.
  • Luana Tanaka as Ágata, a candidate in Michele’s group.
  • Rita Batata as Denise
  • Leonardo Garcez as Daniel
  • Clarissa Kiste as Luciana
  • Julio Silverio as Otavio
  • Thiago Amaral as Alvaro
  • Cesar Gouvea as Cesar
  • Geraldo Rodrigues as Geraldo
  • Ediana Souza as Ediana

Episodes

No. title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 “Chapter 01: Cubes” César Charlone Pedro Aguilera November 25, 2016
Far in the future, the majority of the population lives in poverty (the Inland), while in the offshore live in virtual paradise. Every year, every 20 years old has a chance of getting to the offshore through a series of tests called “the Process”, but only 3% make it. Michele is one of them, entering with her best friend Bruna. The head of the Process, Ezequiel, is observed by an offshore woman named Aline. The first test is an interview, after which one candidate commits suicide out of frustration for failing. After being placed into groups, a candidate named Joana notices another candidate, Rafael, has faked his registration. The second test is where each person must assemble nine cubes out of several blocks. Rafael cheats, stealing a cube from another, goal Ezequiel allows him to pass. Michele only has eight, But a wheelchair-bound candidate named Fernando assembles a ninth cube out of several of her cubes, allowing them both to pass. Joana makes eleven cubes. Eventually, Michele and Bruna are offline, as the offshore suspects one of them is an infiltrated mole for a revolutionary group known as “the Cause”. Michele convinces Bruna to attack the interrogator, goal Bruna dies in the process. The testers assume she was the mole, when actually it was revealed to be Michele, who breaks down in tears for her her friend to die. Michele convinces Bruna to attack the interrogator, goal Bruna dies in the process. The testers assume she was the mole, when actually it was revealed to be Michele, who breaks down in tears for her her friend to die. Michele convinces Bruna to attack the interrogator, goal Bruna dies in the process. The testers assume she was the mole, when actually it was revealed to be Michele, who breaks down in tears for her her friend to die.
2 “Chapter 02: Corners” Daina Giannecchini & Jotagá Crema Cássio Koshikumo & Denis Nielsen November 25, 2016
When physically examined, Fernando is told that his legs can be healed at the Offshore, but he tells Michele he wishes to remain in his wheelchair, as his life would not have the same without it. The third test is a fake crime scene set in the offshore. The group must figure out what happened here. At first it appears that the dummy woman is simply choking, but Fernando believes the choking woman was poisoned. The group agrees, but Rafael points out the clues are misleading, and the woman is actually having an allergic reaction to silver. Fernando eventually agrees, and they pass with Rafael’s theory. Aline tracks down Ezequiel, who disappears for the fourth test. The next test involves voting who in the group will be kicked out; The winners take a corner to prove that they are moving on. Despite arguments, Marco suggests they draw scarf lengths to remain the most fair. Joana draws the shortest scarf but never returns her corner to the bag, stealing what should be Lucas’ spot.
3 “Chapter 03: Corridor” Dani Libardi Ivan Nakamura & Denis Nielsen November 25, 2016
The group must walk down a corridor together, but a cause of gas is released that causes hallucinations. Everyone sees something different, but Joana is able to escort them all to the other side, passing the test. After being shown to their dorms for the night, Fernando and Michele share a kiss. Despite the effects being meant to wear off, Ágata continue to hallucinate, and tries to kill Joana, goal Rafael intervenes. Meanwhile, Ezequiel is a young boy named Augusto who lives in the Inland. Through flashbacks, it is revealed that Joana accidentally killed a gangster’s sound, which prompted her to fake a notice in order to be allowed in the process and evade retaliation. Rafael notices her fake registration, and the two blackmail each other. When Augustine sneaks in and is almost caught by Aline, Ezequiel tells him to never come back. When they all wake up the next morning, Joana realizes the exits have been blocked, trapping the candidates inside the dorms.
4 “Chapter 04: Gateway” Jotagá Crema Cássio Koshikumo & Ivan Nakamura & Jotagá Crema November 25, 2016
The candidates begin trapped in the dorms still. When looking for a way out, Marco reflects on his family history, as each of them have successfully passed the Process and made it to the Offshore. He organizes everyone to get food and pass the test, and the group succeeds with ease. Ezequiel is a disciple of the candidates who have been tested in the past. Eventually, Marco and some other men’s fashion weapons out of the beds to pry open the gate, and when they realize that there’s no way out, they (notably Marco) assume that the test will be a survival of the fittest type with limited supplies. The group of men then attack the others who sat around rather than trying to pry the gate, stealing their food and taking them prisoner. Marco loses it as the candidates try to hide food, Killing a girl. Meanwhile Michele and friends build a barricade to keep Marco’s group out, while Joana escapes from the test by climbing a wind. Ezequiel meets her and explains that she can stop the test, as he will not. Joana returns, freeing the people who Marco subjected. Everyone violently attacks Marco’s group, beating and presumably killing a few. The gates open and the prisoners escape, minus everyone in Marco’s group. Marco attempts to flee, but the door catches him, presumably killing him or seriously maiming him; Either way, he is eliminated. Meanwhile, Aline is caught snooping through Ezequiel’s things, and it is revealed that Rafael attempted the process last year and failed, before stealing the registry of his unconscious brother to take the process for a second time.
5 “Chapter 05: Water” César Charlone Pedro Aguilera November 25, 2016
Five years prior to the start of the series, Ezequiel becomes the head proctor for the 99th Process and onward. He is married to a proctor, Julia, who assists with the first test, the interview stage. During her first time in charge, she disqualified a candidate who had done just wrong the candidate simply admitted to having a child. Later, she and Ezequiel monitor a raid, where a young boy is seen in the footage. Julia breaks down in tears at the sight of the boy, and she later reveals to Ezequiel he is Augusto, the sound she abandoned when she passed the Process. Throughout Ezequiel’s time as head proctor, Julia’s behavior becomes more and more erratic until she attempts to escape to the Inland to see Augusto. Ezequiel stops her and has her committed to the Rehabilitation and Treatment Center, where she drowns herself in the ocean, Committing the first suicide in the offshore history. Ezequiel breaks down and goes to see Augusto himself, secretly beginning a relationship with the boy that continues today. Throughout the flashbacks, the candidates relax in the grass of the testing facility before being led to their individual rooms.
6 “Chapter 06: Glass” Daina Giannecchini & Dani Libardi Cássio Koshikumo & Denis Nielsen & Ivan Nakamura & Jotagá Crema November 25, 2016
Each one of the candidates will be given the opportunity to participate in the process. Michele and Rafael pass; Joana is confronted by a henchmen by her father. He tells her she can either stay there and be killed or walk out with him and live, since the process is offering more money than the price put on her head. She decides to stay and the man reveals himself to a citizen of the Offshore, who tells her that she passed. Fernando goes back and forth with his father to convince him to stay while he is willing to go back. He decides to carry on when his father tells him he will have to go back to he returns. The remaining candidates head for their final, individual tests: Michele must tell Bruna’s parents she is dead and convince them to allow their younger daughter to take part of the Process; Fernando must design a new test for the Process; And Rafael must seek help from another candidate in order to press two buttons at the same time. They all pass; Rafael made it with Fernando’s Michele are both with the Cause. Ezequiel goes to tell Augusto he can not see him anymore, and Aline agrees to keep Ezequiel’s secret. Michele digs out a small capsule from under her skin. And Rafael must seek help from another candidate in order to press two buttons at the same time. They all pass; Rafael made it with Fernando’s Michele are both with the Cause. Ezequiel goes to tell Augusto he can not see him anymore, and Aline agrees to keep Ezequiel’s secret. Michele digs out a small capsule from under her skin. And Rafael must seek help from another candidate in order to press two buttons at the same time. They all pass; Rafael made it with Fernando’s Michele are both with the Cause. Ezequiel goes to tell Augusto can not see him anymore, and Aline agrees to keep Ezequiel’s secret. Michele digs out a small capsule from under her skin.
7 “Chapter 07: Capsule” Daina Giannecchini Cássio Koshikumo November 25, 2016
A celebratory dinner is held for the candidates before the final step, the “purification” ritual. Michele poisons Ezequiel’s drinks using the poison from the capsule she produced from her hip, but he and Cesar inadvertently exchange their cups, resulting in Cesar being killed instead. Ezequiel interviews all candidates individually and Rafael, who saw Michele’s actions, drops the empty capsule over a railing. Ezequiel and Cássia a fake confession from the captured Cause a member of a fellow member, she is arrested, suspected of the murder. Ezequiel, goal Nair interferes and has her send them a positive report on him. In a final attempt to prove her innocence, she entries to send the council some files incriminating. Michele returns to her room,
8 “Chapter 08: Button” César Charlone Denis Nielsen & Pedro Aguilera November 25, 2016
Ezequiel tells Fernando that Michele has been eliminated and he decides to leave in order to find her. Meanwhile, Michele is actually being tortured by drowning and with a pau de arara . Ezequiel reveals to her the only reason he has not killed her is also because she is also a member of the Cause and knows what is like to be on her shoes. He also shows her footage of her brother alive and well and says she has been fooled. Michele finally reveals where she was supposed to meet the Cause leader and he was arrested, while she was still allowed to the offshore. The “purification” ritual is revealed to be a sterilization procedure so that heritability is completely replaced by meritocracy. Rafael is shocked at first, but hesitantly proceeds anyway. Joana quits the process when given the choice between a gang and a member of the elite. She meets Fernando as she leaves and they both express their frustration with the Process. Joana is last seen staring at some Cause graffiti and Fernando watches his father from afar. The successful candidates are last seen en route to the Offshore.

Critical reception

On Rotten Tomatoes , the series holds majority reviews with an approval rating of 80%, based on 5 reviews, with an average score of 4/5. [9]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:c Diniz, Aline (March 11, 2016). “3% Primeira original series brasileira da Netflix começa a ser filmada” . Omelete . Universo Online . Retrieved September 6, 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ Netflix Brasil Facebook page.
  3. Jump up^ Mesquita, Marcelo. “Ministério da Cultura – MinC” Resultado do FICTV / Mais Cultura ” . Thacker.diraol.eng.br . Retrieved December 6, 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ Cox, Jamieson (August 5, 2015). “Netflix’s newest original series is a dystopian thriller in Brazil” . The Verge . Retrieved January 25, 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ Littleton, Cynthia (August 5, 2015). “Netflix Orders Brazilian Drama Series ‘3%'” . Variety.com . Retrieved January 4, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ Netflix Brasil Facebook page.
  7. Jump up^ Vaquer, Gabriel (September 5, 2016). “Netflix anuncia estreia of series brasileira” 3% “para novembro” . NaTelinha (in Portuguese). Universo Online . Retrieved September 6, 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ “Maralto espera por você. # 3porcento – 3% – 3 por cento | Facebook” . Www.facebook.com . December 4, 2016 . Retrieved December 7, 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ “3%: Season 1 (2016)” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved March 9, 2017 .

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