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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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Series cast summary:
Caroline Proust ...  Laure Berthaud / ... 86 episodes, 2005-2019
Audrey Fleurot ...  Joséphine Karlsson / ... 86 episodes, 2005-2019
Thierry Godard ...  Gilou 84 episodes, 2005-2019
Philippe Duclos ...  Juge Roban / ... 76 episodes, 2005-2019
Fred Bianconi ...  Fromentin / ... 68 episodes, 2005-2019
Grégory Fitoussi ...  Pierre Clément 48 episodes, 2005-2016
Bruno Debrandt ...  Commissioner Brémont / ... 39 episodes, 2010-2019
Lionel Erdogan Lionel Erdogan ...  Tom 36 episodes, 2014-2019
Jean-Pierre Colombi Jean-Pierre Colombi ...  JP 36 episodes, 2014-2019
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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 See more »

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10/10 and I do not say this lightly. Best police show ever. The gold standard itself.
24 December 2015 | by cremebluraySee all my reviews

I've seen many - American, British, Canadian, French, Bulgarian, German, Russian, etc.

This one is the best one. It is better than Law and Order (although very different), better than Undercover (Pod Prikritie), better than Luther, the Bridge (any of them), the Killing (any of them) and so many others. Do not compare this to Braquo - Engrenages is way better.

The first season is a bit amateurish, but as the show goes on, it comes onto its own.

The characters are brilliant and the performances are perfect. The story is great, as are all the subplots. The relationships between the characters are so rich and complex that it does not feel like it's a TV show at all. It's suspenseful, dramatic, funny and sad.

It is not perfect in every way - there might be minor production imperfections here and there, the music/soundtrack is not all that, but the quality of everything else overshadows any minor blemishes.

Simply put - this is the new gold standard for police dramas.


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