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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.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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

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Featured in BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 (2016) See more »

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Exceptional
28 September 2008 | by ferdinand1932See all my reviews

While the approach is not new, the execution is excellent.

Firstly the stories interweave and become more engrossing with their machinations, the "engrenages".

Secondly the pace is engaging so its impossible to foresee the next part, and that is because it's well written and intelligently for the viewer; not disguised by quick cuts to dazzle the eye but then frustrate by its tedium or obviousness.

Thirdly, the cast is right and well directed. Characters are alive with a range of human flaws. Maybe Albert Camus was the script editor overseeing the lines of each character's arc.

Unlike some police dramas this one doesn't pull its punches - quite literally - and for those of us all too bored with the US legal system, the presentation of the way the French one does its business, is another interesting aspect to the show.(Along with all the slang.) And finally, watching Caroline Proust and Audrey Fleurot (the former plays a strong brigade police captain; the latter plays a lawyer without morality) is the coup de grace.


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