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Engrenages (original title)
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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 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


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.


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Official Sites:

CANAL+ [France]





Release Date:

13 December 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Spiral See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Canal+, Son et Lumière See more »
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Technical Specs


(8 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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


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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