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215 Ratings

Top Of The Lake: China Girl

Australia, 2017
TV Mini-series, Drama, Crime


Detective Griffin investigates the case of an unidentified body which washes up on Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

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Top Of The Lake: China Girl Directed by Jane Campion, Ariel Kleiman

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2017 | 70th Anniversary Events

Golden Globes (USA)

2018 | Nominee: Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

I almost wish Top Of The Lake wasn’t so committed to being a murder mystery, because for one thing it barely cares what happened to Cinnamon, and for another the drama of the investigation is well beneath that of its other relationships.
September 12, 2017
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It’s arguably trying to do too much — many of the tensions, especially those regarding the racial dynamics of sex work and surrogacy, get lost in the tangle. Yet it’s the first piece of fictional media I’ve seen in months that has made me feel anything… When I want to see my own fatigue and conflict with the misogynist world reflected onscreen, there’s Top of the Lake. It’s a different sort of self-care; instead of muting my confusion and frustration, it acknowledges and amplifies it.
September 10, 2017
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China Girl’s structure will likely frustrate some fans of the first season’s comparatively credible linearity. But with a richly layered series that leaves several threads untied—we never really get an answer to the question Robin poses to Cinnamon’s body on the beach, “Want to tell me what you saw?”—Campion offers another season of mesmerizing storytelling that skewers her adopted genre.
September 08, 2017
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