Spiral (2005– )
"Engrenages" (original title)

TV Series  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 2,608 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 3 critic

Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of a criminal investigation.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 11 Mar 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 11 Sep 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 24 May 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Spiral" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Spiral (2005– )

Spiral (2005– ) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Spiral.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2014   2012   2010   2008   2006   2005  
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Braquo (TV Series 2009)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Four police officers of the SDPJ Hauts-de-Seine, Eddie Caplan, Walter Morlighem, Theo Wachevski and Roxane Delgado have their lives turned upside down when their colleague, Max, committed ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Joseph Malerba, Karole Rocher
The Spiral (TV Series 2012)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Stars: Paw Henriksen, Elmer Bäck, Teun Luijkx
Un village français (TV Series 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A French village and its inhabitants go through the ups and (mainly) downs of the occupation by the German army from 1940 to 1945. The village doctor is assigned as mayor, and confronted ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Renucci, Audrey Fleurot, Nade Dieu
Spiral I (2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's social circle seems to improve greatly when a whimsical co-worker enters his life.... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Green, Joel David Moore
Stars: Joel David Moore, Amber Tamblyn, Zachary Levi
Reporters I (TV Series 2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The editorial teams of a newspaper and a television channel.

Stars: Anne Coesens, Jérôme Robart, Patrick Bouchitey
Kaamelott (TV Series 2004)
Comedy | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

In this off beat account of King Arthur's quest for the Grail, virtually every journey, battle or adventure is stopped dead in its tracks by the knights of the round table's most worldly ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexandre Astier, Lionnel Astier, Franck Pitiot
Maison close (TV Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Paris, 1871. This is a story of the women trapped in a luxury brothel, 'Paradise'. The very young Rose came to Paris in search of her mother, former prostitute. She is trapped and forced to... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Charrier, Valérie Karsenti, Jemima West
Braco (2009)
Short | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Lewis Cuthbert-Ashton
Stars: Simon Ferrante, Moni Grego, Daniel Njo Lobé
The Returned (TV Series 2012)
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, Clotilde Hesme
Engrenages (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The original series follows a murder investigation and reveals the cooperation, conflict, transgression and corruption within the French legal system from the perspective of the lead ... See full summary »

Stars: Fatou N'Diaye
Mafiosa II (2006–2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After the cold blood murder of Francois Paoli,a notorious Corsican mobster, Sandra Paoli, his niece, takes over the reign of violence, money, drug and sex in a world of it's own : Corsica.

Stars: Hélène Fillières, Thierry Neuvic, Phareelle Onoyan
Les hommes de l'ombre (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the french president is killed by an assassin, a political intrigue about the following campaign begins. The best friend of the dead president and his spindoctor installs the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruno Wolkowitch, Grégory Fitoussi, Philippe Magnan
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Caroline Proust ...
 Laure Berthaud (52 episodes, 2005-2014)
...
 Joséphine Karlsson / ... (51 episodes, 2005-2014)
Philippe Duclos ...
 Juge Roban / ... (50 episodes, 2005-2014)
Fred Bianconi ...
 Fromentin (47 episodes, 2005-2014)
Thierry Godard ...
 Gilou (47 episodes, 2005-2014)
...
 Pierre Clément / ... (47 episodes, 2005-2014)
Elisabeth Macocco ...
 Marianne / ... (26 episodes, 2010-2014)
Dominique Daguier ...
 Procureur Machard (21 episodes, 2008-2014)
Edit

Storyline

Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of a criminal investigation.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

paris france | judge | barrister | See All (3) »

Taglines:

French police drama with a twist.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 December 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Spiral  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Engrenages (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Complex, dark, gritty murder and political thriller
24 July 2008 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Forget formulaic shows posing as violent, dark and gritty. Spiral shows how the genre should be done. The French title means cogs or gears which trap the characters into ever more convoluted situations. No good & bad here - the naively honest prosecutor facing his first job is drawn ever deeper into a conspiracy which forces him to make increasingly dangerous compromises. The initial mystery underpinning the entire series, unfolds each week to offer us more fascinating pieces of the puzzle. Even the weekly murder - often solved within the episode - has repercussions that continue on. This is compulsive viewing – the end of the hour feels like ten minutes.

Tho' shot in colour, the drab settings and costumes often give the impression of black & white, till a bright handbag or scarf pull us back to reality. The mood is edgy and challenging. Caroline Proust and Philippe Duclos give particularly outstanding performances. Although a police lieutenant, the stunning Proust (as Laure Berthaud) has the direct wide-eyed look of a bewildered naïf. Duclos' Roban, looking somewhat like an ironic vulture, is the judge determined to unearth the truth despite sinister political pressures.

Spiral is uncompromising in its presentation of violence including sexual paraphilias (tho' I thought the French might have had their own word for Laure's "fist-f**cking?") Despite the graphic violence & frequent coarse language, which is only noticeable in programmes with sub-titles, this 8.30 pm free-to-air show - competing with the very tame "Gil Mayo Mysteries" still only attracts an Aussie M (parental guidance), not an MA (over 15).


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I wonder if Caroline Proust bassgoilius
Consistently bad SuperbuddhaPunk
4th season? burn1down_2k
Character differences Season 1 and 2 gdawz
Confused by the ending ukxenafan1
Available on DVD markdonners
Discuss Spiral (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?