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Top of the Lake: China Girl: China Girl
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Jane Campion’s follow-up – four years on – to
Top of the Lake
is potentially more divisive than its predecessor. Top of the Lake China Girl is every bit as ponderous, pretentious and frequently baffling… and then some.
But hold on for a terrific performance from an almost unrecognisable Nicole Kidman as the furious, dreadful, self-absorbed adoptive mother of a towering teenage brat Mary (played magnificently by Alice Englert, Jane Campion’s daughter).
The great Elisabeth Moss returns as Detective Robin Griffin, an object of some notoriety when she starts a new job with the police in Sydney, Australia, far away from the horrors of her last case, which haunt her still.
She’s called to Bondi Beach when the body of a young Asian woman is found in a suitcase in a story that encompasses sexual exploitation of women, misogyny and the world’s all-round nastiness.
New series. Elizabeth Moss returns in this follow-up to Jane Campion's 2013 crime drama. Detective Robin Griffin is back in Sydney, eager to throw herself into her work, while secretly planning to search for the daughter she gave up for adoption. However, when a suitcase containing the body of a young woman washes up on Bondi Beach, Robin and her new partner Miranda begin an investigation that leads them into the dark side of Sydney's sex industry - with reverberations they could never have imagined. Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie co-star.
Cast & Crew
Ling Cooper Tang
Nicholas Ashley O'Connor
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