Top of the Lake (2013– )
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China Girl 

In the wake of New Zealand's devastating events, troubled Detective Robin returns to Sydney for a fresh start, however, the wounds of the past are deep and angry, moreover, a suitcase with a rather appalling content summons dark memories.

Director:

Jane Campion

Writers:

Jane Campion (created by), Jane Campion | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ling Cooper Tang ... Dang
Kim Gyngell ... Bootie
David Dencik ... Alexander 'Puss'
Angjee Douangphoumy Angjee Douangphoumy ... Joy
Michelle Ny ... Mahlee
Linda Ngo ... Sinn
Merlynn Tong ... Caramel
Elisabeth Moss ... Robin Griffin
Kathleen Haynes Kathleen Haynes ... Sophie
Clayton Jacobson ... Adrian Butler
Hoa Xuande ... Walker
Gwendoline Christie ... Miranda Hilmarson
James O'Connell ... Officer Sizzla
Ben Wood Ben Wood ... Officer Badger
Alice Englert ... Mary
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Storyline

The detective needs to get away from NZ and goes to work in Australia. A daughter that she gave up when she was 16 is also in Australia. An Asian girl in a suitcase is found on the beach which begins the detective's first case in her new home. Written by MBP

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

See-Saw Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Mary is played by Alice Englert, the daughter of series creator/writer/director Jane Campion. See more »

Goofs

The German character Alexander "Puss" Braun is portrayed by a Swedish-Danish actor. He pronounces a few German lines, words and names with a typical Swedish accent. His English accent is neither Swedish, Danish or German. However, as nothing about his backstory adds up, he may be lying about his German origin as well. See more »

Quotes

Mary: It's not the old guys that you need to worry about, it's the young boys who are raised on porn who only want anal!
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Brilliant acting
1 August 2017 | by gwcprocterSee all my reviews

I found this series mesmerising. The acting of Elisabeth Moss and of Nicole Kidman was of the highest order, but actually for me Gwen Christie, playing the leads geeky side kick was a wonderful surprise. Campion takes us to the uncomfortable, there was a lot of rape intertwined in this story. It deals with the seedy side of life prostitution and surregacy for financial gain. All the characters are well developed, some intriguing some revolting. The initial early development of plot and character invested well into the overall story. There are lots of twists turns surprises and Campion creates the uncomfortable scenes extremely well. This is not a pacey action packed crime drama. There is drama and some action. It's strength is in taking you into relationships, usually dysfunctional and absorbing you into the plot and characters. I sincerely hope there is a TOTL 3 there is plenty to further develop and please let Gwen Christie be in it! She as is Moss are going to be in top demand in the very near future.


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