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Top of the Lake 

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Obsessed with the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl near a freezing lake in New Zealand, a brave detective will find herself up against small-town secrets and a side of herself that was meticulously kept at bay.
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2017
S2.E1 China Girl
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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 ...


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Monday, April 15, 2013
S1.E7 Episode #1.7
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Robin is squashed under the burden of Matt's disclosures, nevertheless, she will gather up her remaining strength for a valiant ultimate effort to locate Tui, utterly unprepared however...


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S1.E6 No Goodbyes Thanks
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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 Robin Griffin (13 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Al Parker (8 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Matt (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Johnno (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Grishina (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Bunny (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Anita (7 episodes, 2013)
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 Luke (7 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Tui (7 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Pyke / ... (7 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Miranda Hilmarson (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Mary (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Prue (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Zena (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Adrian Butler (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Mark (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Alexander 'Puss' (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Anne-Marie (6 episodes, 2013)
Angjee Douangphoumy ...
 Joy (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Mandy (6 episodes, 2013)
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 GJ (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Melissa (6 episodes, 2013)
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 Sinn (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Officer Pete (6 episodes, 2013)
Elaine Crombie ...
 Bev (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Caramel (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Julia (6 episodes, 2017)
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In New Zealand's rugged and mountainous South Island, Tui Mitcham, a 12-year-old pregnant girl, has been missing in a vast area near a lake with glacial waters. She is already five months pregnant, moreover, she keeps the father's name to herself. For this reason, Sydney's brave, yet inexperienced Detective Robin Griffin who specialises in crimes against minors comes to her rescue, returning reluctantly back to her hometown and her well-hidden past. Inevitably, this alarming and mysterious case of disappearance will bring the determined detective up against long-lost acquaintances, and eventually, innocent Tui's uninvolved father Matt who has earned quite an unholy reputation in the region. In the end, as Robin gets gradually obsessed with solving the obscure case, her investigation will shortly lead her to a recovery camp led by the enigmatic sexagenarian silver-haired guru GJ, and a side of herself, that up until now, was meticulously kept at bay. Written by Nick Riganas

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No ordinary place. No ordinary crime. See more »


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Top of the Lake: China Girl  »

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Jane Campion offered her The Piano (1993) star Anna Paquin the leading role of Robin Griffin, but Paquin declined due to her pregnancy. See more »

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Featured in 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014) See more »

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Character Development
17 April 2013 | by (Newcastle, Australia) – See all my reviews

Brilliant character development; each character develops along true lines; their development is not hindered or compromised by the plot line. Beautiful plot twists; the obvious happening when unexpected and bolts from the blue when all seems straight forward. As confronting as real life itself. The cinematography has faithfully reflected the essence and ambiance of this special area. In episode 1 I was critical toward the US/Aust/NZ accent and inflection of Elisabeth Moss but then accepted it as part of her (Robyn's) character. Any misgivings (ABC) of her being cast in the role should totally have been cast aside by such a gritty performance. The glassing scene in the pub is cloned reality. Magnificent scenery, great acting, intuitive story telling.


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