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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   2013  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 19 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Robin Griffin 13 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Al Parker 8 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Matt 7 episodes, 2013
...  Johnno 7 episodes, 2013
...  Grishina 7 episodes, 2013
Geneviève Lemon ...  Bunny 7 episodes, 2013
...  Anita 7 episodes, 2013
...  Luke 7 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Tui 7 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Pyke / ... 7 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Miranda Hilmarson 6 episodes, 2017
...  Mary 6 episodes, 2017
...  Prue 6 episodes, 2013
...  Zena 6 episodes, 2013
...  Adrian Butler 6 episodes, 2017
...  Mark 6 episodes, 2013
...  Alexander 'Puss' 6 episodes, 2017
...  Anne-Marie 6 episodes, 2013
Angjee Douangphoumy ...  Joy 6 episodes, 2017
Lauren Dawes ...  Mandy 6 episodes, 2013
...  GJ 6 episodes, 2013
Georgi Kay ...  Melissa 6 episodes, 2013
...  Sinn 6 episodes, 2017
...  Officer Pete 6 episodes, 2013
Elaine Crombie ...  Bev 6 episodes, 2017
...  Caramel 6 episodes, 2017
...  Julia 6 episodes, 2017
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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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No ordinary place. No ordinary crime. See more »


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18 March 2013 (USA)  »

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Top of the Lake: China Girl  »

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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation was set to co-produce and help fund the production but pulled out of its deal when Jane Campion cast American Elisabeth Moss in the lead role. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation had only agreed to help fund the project if an Australian or New Zealander was cast in the lead role. After they left the project, UKTV stepped in to co-produce and replace the lost funding. See more »

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Terrific and Haunting
10 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Top of the Lake follows you around long after you've finished an episode (or the entire series, for that matter). It operates with a sophisticated sense of naturalism, which probably initially alienated many viewers begging to be bashed over the head with plot details. This is not simply a subtle noir, but a meditation on identity, which provides the necessary ammunition for some powerful performances from Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan and Holly Hunter, as well as others.

This is an atmospheric detective story, not an action-packed whodunnit. You will find yourself both disgusted with and moved by humanity as the finale's credits roll.


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