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Spiral 

Engrenages (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2005– )
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Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of those involved.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Caroline Proust ...  Laure Berthaud 76 episodes, 2005-2019
Audrey Fleurot ...  Joséphine Karlsson / ... 76 episodes, 2005-2019
Thierry Godard ...  Gilou 75 episodes, 2005-2019
Philippe Duclos ...  Juge Roban / ... 74 episodes, 2005-2019
Fred Bianconi ...  Fromentin / ... 64 episodes, 2005-2019
Grégory Fitoussi ...  Pierre Clément 48 episodes, 2005-2016
Nicolas Briançon ...  Commissioner Herville 33 episodes, 2012-2019
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Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of those involved.

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French police drama with a twist.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

CANAL+ [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 December 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Spiral See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Canal+, Son et Lumière See more »
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Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Philippe Magnan & Grégory Fitoussi also worked together on Spin (2012) as Philippe Deleuvre & Ludovic Desmeuze respectively. See more »

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Remade as Engrenages (2014) See more »

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Title's meaning
16 August 2006 | by millstreamSee all my reviews

The title in French "Engrenages" literally means 'gears'. However this word is also used figuratively to mean 'complications' (apparently by Jean Paul Sartre). The English title "Spiral" doesn't carry anything like the same power. The story is immensely complex and dark with interlocking relationships, corruption and deceit. How does "Spiral" even begin to hint at this? I would have liked a better attempt at an English title. Some of my own suggestions are "Convolutions", "Wheels within Wheels" even "Enmeshed" or "Cogs". Can anyone else come up with a better idea? Apart from this quibble, I am completely gripped by the series and have had to reschedule my life around the late programming. I never fall asleep during the program and on occasion lie awake thinking about it afterwards.


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