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Spiral 

Engrenages (original title)
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 64 episodes, 2005-2017
Audrey Fleurot ...  Joséphine Karlsson / ... 64 episodes, 2005-2017
Thierry Godard ...  Gilou 63 episodes, 2005-2017
Fred Bianconi ...  Fromentin 62 episodes, 2005-2017
Philippe Duclos ...  Juge Roban / ... 62 episodes, 2005-2017
Grégory Fitoussi ...  Pierre Clément 48 episodes, 2005-2016
Nicolas Briançon ...  Commissioner Herville 32 episodes, 2012-2017
Bruno Debrandt Bruno Debrandt ...  Commissioner Brémont / ... 29 episodes, 2010-2017
Dominique Daguier Dominique Daguier ...  Procureur Machard / ... 28 episodes, 2008-2017
Elisabeth Macocco ...  Marianne Ledoux / ... 28 episodes, 2010-2017
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Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of those involved.

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

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French police drama with a twist.

Genres:

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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Technical Specs

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 Les hommes de l'ombre (2012) as Philippe Deleuvre & Ludovic Desmeuze respectively. See more »

Connections

Remade as Engrenages (2014) See more »

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Some explanations for the problems that rightwingisevil have found with this series:
24 August 2013 | by mcezarsonSee all my reviews

@rightwingisevil,

Having accepted that the series is not 100% accurate (like the other series), i would like to give you some explanations about your findings. You think court houses and police stations are all fancy buildings like in the US? Come to Europe and see the buildings. Especially as a person who practiced law, i didn't not find these buildings' conditions very awkward in the series, most of the public buildings in Europe are old, and due to historic heritage it's not easy to renew/reconstruct these buildings.

Regarding your criticisms about Judge Roban's interventions and duties, first of all i would like to admit that i also found it bit awkward as a person who was trained in Common Law. However French judicial system is a continental System and in this system Examining magistrates are not same as Trial Judges. Their power is limited with the investigation and their aim is to rule the investigation and make sure that the investigation is competence with the law. That's why they may have controversies with the police dept.

And i have seen more stupid police officers than Cpt. Laure in real life... (have to admit she's stupid)

I think you are too much influenced by American crime series, and you accepted them as absolute truth... but you should know that there are 193 countries in the world and they have different systems.


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