Top of the Lake: China Girl: China Girl

Top of the Lake: China Girl: China Girl

Series 2

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Review

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.

Summary

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

Robin Griffin Elisabeth Moss
Miranda Hilmarson Gwendoline Christie
Alexander `Puss' David Dencik
Pyke Ewen Leslie
Mary Alice Englert
Julia Nicole Kidman
Adrian Butler Clayton Jacobson
Dang Ling Cooper Tang
Bootie Kym Gyngell
Liam Kirin Callinan
Brett Lincoln Vickery
Neeson Yianni Warnock
Nate Lawrence Leung
Stan Dashiell Hannoush
Fleet Felix Jozeps
North Heath Franklin
Kirsty Victoria Abbott
Caramel Merlynn Tong
Mahlee Michelle Ny
Joy Angjee Douangphoumy
Jade Sereena
Kimmie Kim Chuvitsakullert
Sinn Linda Ngo
Walker Hoa Xuande
Officer Sizzla James O'Connell
Officer Badger Ben Wood
Bev Elaine Crombie
Sophie Kathleen Haynes
Ilya William Oakley
Lydia Karen Colston
Karnick Arka Das
Dan Nicholas Ashley O'Connor
Cop Thommo Fayssal Bazzi
Director Jane Campion
Executive Producer Emile Sherman
Executive Producer Iain Canning
Executive Producer Jane Campion
Producer Philippa Campbell
Producer Libby Sharpe
Writer Jane Campion
Writer Gerard Lee
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