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Top of the Lake

Top of the Lake

Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men) stars as Robin Griffin, a gutsy but inexperienced detective investigating the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl—pregnant and afraid—who would rather drown than name the rapist. As Robin tries to untangle real clues from deceptions, she discovers truths about herself, too.
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Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men) stars as Robin Griffin, a gutsy but inexperienced detective investigating the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl—pregnant and afraid—who would rather drown than name the rapist. As Robin tries to untangle real clues from deceptions, she discovers truths about herself, too. Fear and evil collide with the search for paradise and happiness in this powerful mystery mini- series, filmed in spectacular locations in New Zealand. Nominated for nine Emmy Awards. Also stars Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) and Peter Mullan (War Horse)..

Paradise Sold
Tui, a 12 year old girl, walks into a remote mountain lake on New Zealand's South Island as if to drown herself. She's pregnant and she's the daughter of Matt, a tough guy who leads what's probably a criminal gang. A police detective, Robin Griffin, who has her own history with the lake, investigates Tui's plight. We also meet a collective who are establishing a make-shift lakeside retreat for damaged women over Matt's objections and claims they are trespassing.

Searchers Search>br? Tui has disappeared. Matt Mitchem, Tui's father, is unconcerned, claiming she's in hiding and capable of caring for herself. Robin wants a DNA sample from every man in town to determine who has gotten Tui pregnant. Robin also suspects a kidnapping, and she has a suspect whom she visits one evening. Robin's boss, the police inspector, seems to have a partnership with Matt. Meanwhile, the body of a man no one likes has drowned in the lake, and the lakeside collective includes women with odd proclivities.

The Edge of the Universe
Tui remains missing. Robin's investigation takes her first to Paradise, the women's retreat beside the lake. Her interview of GJ yields a prophecy but little information. Robin gets a search warrant for Matt's, but manages to miss a key element. Then it's back to Wolfgang's, where there's at least one dead body. She also continues to coax Johnno into a relationship. Matt takes flowers to Paradise looking for Bunny, who brushes him off, so he invites the willing Anita to join him for an Ecstasy-laced encounter that ends with his introducing her to his mother.

A Rainbow Above Us
Robin accepts a dinner invitation from Al, learns that everyone on the force knows about her own rape when a teenager, drinks too much, and stays the night. By the next night, she's a pub chatting with one of her assailants, who may not recognize her. Her response changes her status on the force, and sends her again to Johnno. Matt mistreats Anita and goes back to Paradise to menace the women. Evidence proves that Wolfgang didn't kidnap Tui, who remains missing as the weather chills.

The Dark Creator
Al brings Robin back on the force and makes a proposal to her. Nearing death, her mother asks Robin for a promise. These emotional jolts come on top of Robin's revisiting, in conversations with Johnno, her rape at 15, and watching Al physically and emotionally mistreat a boy who's Tui's friend. Robin's mother visits GJ. Johnno calls on one of Robin's rapists. Matt returns to his mother's grave after a family argument.

No Goodbyes Thanks
Tui, Jamie, and their friends visit Paradise and have a sleepover. GJ and the other women give advice and comfort to Tui. Robin talks to women who work for Matt, hoping they'll provide evidence and testimony against him. She also questions Jamie's mother. Matt's posse confronts Tui's friends, then Matt's men find Jamie and Tui's hiding place. Robin and Johnno are back together. Al tells her that Matt wants to talk to her - to provide her with important evidence. Is he about to confess?

Episode #7
Robin calls on Matt who gives her information that prompts a crisis, a visit to Paradise to consult GJ, a night of heavy drinking, and Al's taking her off the case. Matt redoubles his efforts to find Tui; Johnno and Robin are close behind. A few days later is Tui's due date. A helicopter searches the woods by the lake, GJ departs Paradise, DNA test results are in, there's gun violence, and Robin follows a hunch.

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Format: DVD
Run Time: mins
Region: Region 1
Starring: Elizabeth Moss ;Holly Hunter ;Peter Mullan;David Wenham;Thomas M. Wright
Cast: <b>Cast</b><br /> Elisabeth Moss...Robin (7 episodes, 2013)<br /> Thomas M. Wright...Johnno (7 episodes, 2013)<br /> Peter Mullan...Matt (7 episodes, 2013)<br /> David Wenham...Al (7 episodes, 2013)<br /> Skye Wansey...Grishina (7 episodes, 2013)<br /> Geneviève Lemon...Bunny (7 episodes, 2013)<br /> Robyn Malcolm...Anita (7 episodes, 2013)<br /> Holly Hunter...GJ (7 episodes, 2013)<br /> Madeleine Sami...Zena (6 episodes, 2013)<br /> Kip Chapman...Luke (6 episodes, 2013)<br /> Sarah Valentine...Prue (6 episodes, 2013)<br /> Jay Ryan...Mark (6 episodes, 2013)<br /> Alison BruceAnne-Marie (6 episodes, 2013)<br /> Lauren Dawes...Mandy (6 episodes, 2013)<br /> Georgi Kay...Melissa (6 episodes, 2013)<br /> Jacqueline Joe...Tui (6 episodes, 2013) <br /> Stephen Lovatt...Officer Pete (6 episodes, 2013)<br /> Calvin Tuteao...Turangi (5 episodes, 2013)<br /> Gavin Rutherford...Officer Joy (5 episodes, 2013)</p>
Episodes: 6
ISBN: 883929290550
Number of Discs: 2
Rating: 2.7 million viewers and a 13.0% share
Written By: Jane Campion ;Gerard Lee

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Mixed Review
I watched this series last year on our local (American) PBS channel. I thought it was a good mystery, but rambled a bit. The actors were excellent but I had trouble understanding some of the characters and their relationships. That said I still think it was a worthy watch and it's wonderful that you can get all six episodes for a reasonable price. I had to wait six weeks to find out what happened!
Review by PLS13; Hampton, VA, United States (Posted on 10/23/2014)
top of the lake
wonderful screenery,very good actors,good plot and i thourly enjoyed this movie
Review by yukon; milwaukee,wi. (Posted on 3/22/2014)
I watched this recently and was appalled. It seemed that almost every perversion known to man was presented in this series. It was not an artistic endeavor. I was extremely disappointed, and would warn you not to watch this with persons under 18 in the room. The only enjoyable aspect was the scenery. The rest was trash.
Review by Norskey; Las Vegas, NV, United States (Posted on 3/14/2014)