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Top of the Lake: China Girl (2017)



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In this crime mystery story, Detective Robin Griffin has recently returned to Sydney and is trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realizes "China Girl" didn't die alone. Robin looks to the investigation to restore herself, but her problems are personal. Haunted by a daughter given up at birth, Robin desperately wants to find her, yet dreads revealing the truth of her conception. But her search to discover "China Girl's" identity will take her into the city's darkest recesses and closer than she could have imagined to the secrets of her own heart.


Gwendoline Christie
as Miranda Hilmarson
David Dencik
as Alexander 'Puss' Brown
Clayton Jacobson
as Adrian Butler
Adam Zwar
as Carson
Liv Hewson
as Michaela
Di Adams
as Shelly
Damon Herriman
as Toni Bolloto
Marg Downey
as Isadore
Christopher Stollery
as Brian Vincent
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

While there is a deliberately unsatisfying, incomplete air to the series - kind of like real life - you can't fault Top of the Lake for its ambition or its performances, which remain, as before, entirely enthralling.

August 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Campion, Lee, and Moss have joined together to craft a shattering piece of storytelling; one that is entirely unique and painfully necessary.

May 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Call it television, call it a six-hour movie, call it "the future," it doesn't matter. Whatever the hell you call it, Top of the Lake: China Girl is as beautiful and soul-stirring as anything you'll see on any kind of screen this year.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This Top of the Lake takes us to the bottom of the sea, where it's thrillingly murky.

August 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In exploring sexism in the police force and illegal surrogacy among sex workers, Top of the Lake: China Girl is telling a new story, but it doesn't find new ways to tell that story.

August 14, 2017 | Full Review…

A parade of one-dimensional grotesques doesn't help us understand how misogyny is ingrained in everyday life, and it makes for some turgid drama.

August 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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