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

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

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Caroline Proust ...
 Laure Berthaud (40 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Pierre Clément (40 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Joséphine Karlsson (40 episodes, 2005-2012)
Fred Bianconi ...
 Fromentin (39 episodes, 2005-2012)
Thierry Godard ...
 Gilou (39 episodes, 2005-2012)
Philippe Duclos ...
 Juge Roban / ... (38 episodes, 2005-2012)
Elisabeth Macocco ...
 Marianne / ... (22 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Commissaire Brémont (19 episodes, 2010-2012)
Dominique Daguier ...
 Procureur Machard (17 episodes, 2008-2012)
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Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of a criminal investigation.

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paris france | judge | barrister

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French police drama with a twist.

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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).


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