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Top of the Lake

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Top of the Lake


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A pregnant 12 year-old girl who won't reveal who the father is, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a New Zealand lake and disappears. Robin Griffin is called in to investigate and becomes more and more obsessed. As she searches, she slowly begins to realize that finding the girl is tantamount to finding herself, a self she has kept well hidden. A powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness, where the dream of paradise attracts its dark twin, the fall.
Title: Top of the lake
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, BBC Video,, [2013]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,rda
Dolby Digital
NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Title from sell sheet
Contains episodes 1-6
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television program
Summary: A pregnant 12 year-old girl who won't reveal who the father is, walks chest deep into the freezing waters of a New Zealand lake and disappears. Robin Griffin is called in to investigate and becomes more and more obsessed. As she searches, she slowly begins to realize that finding the girl is tantamount to finding herself, a self she has kept well hidden. A powerful and haunting story about our search for happiness, where the dream of paradise attracts its dark twin, the fall.
ISBN: 9781624045424
Statement of Responsibility: BBC ; writer/director, Jane Campion
Playtime: 060000
Credits: Directed by Jane Campion and Garth Davis ; written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee.
Performers: Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan, David Wenham, Elisabeth Moss, Cohen Holloway.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (16x9) presentation; stereo 2.0
Other Language: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Missing children New Zealand Drama Pregnant teenagers New Zealand Drama Missing children. fast (OCoLC)fst01023685 Pregnant teenagers. fast (OCoLC)fst01746219 New Zealand. fast (OCoLC)fst01204542
Genre/Form: Television series
Television programs
Fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama.-(OCoLC)fst01423879
Topical Term: Missing children
Pregnant teenagers
Missing children
Pregnant teenagers
Publisher No: 1000358382 BBC Video
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Report This Apr 18, 2014
  • BeausPerson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This Emmy award winning mystery is worth watching, in the tradition of great BBC mysteries.

Report This Apr 07, 2014
  • aliciamarie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Elisabeth Moss I wonderful in this mini series! I am into dark, thriller, detective shows and this one I loved! Very suspenseful, amazing scenery and the characters were full of depth.

Report This Apr 07, 2014
  • cdsrus rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fine acting from Elisabeth Moss. The script is somewhat a cross between "The Killing" and "Twin Peaks" which can hardly be objectionable. Worth watching.

Report This Mar 24, 2014
  • d2013 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Wow, Elisabeth Moss is terrific is this TV series. Some parts I could have done without, like Holly Hunter's part??? but overall a good suspenseful story.

Report This Feb 28, 2014
  • Lumina9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When I began to watch this movie, I was totally intrigued, and caught up in the characters, then suddenly it was over. Nothing on the jacket conveyed that there were a number of episodes and even the discs were not labelled by sequence. However, I was happy to discover there was more and I was I hooked to the end, an end totally unexpected. Loved this movie, the characters are developed in a complexity that is hard to stop watching. I highly recommend it, although, there are mumbling moments, it is worth the watch, and lingers with you for sometime after. In my opinion, it's a perfect rainy Sunday afternoon movie, to start right after lunch and watch til dinner. :)

Report This Feb 26, 2014
  • MmeLeChat rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Sorry, folks, but I just couldn't get into this film. The dialogue was so unintelligible, I hit the eject button after less than an hour. My half-star rating goes to the cinematography.

Report This Feb 22, 2014
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The description is wrong. She doesn't walk into the water and disappear. She is discovered having walked into the water at one point and later she disappears. This film is good but should rank fairly high if there's ever a list of films where the mumbling ruins things. Holly Hunter's character is simply too bizarre and over-acted. Perhaps based on the real life kook who claims to channel Ramtha. Elizabeth Moss is actually not frumpy or ordinary for once but quite pretty although her accent is quite off.

Report This Feb 14, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This story is 6 hours long, and directed by Jane Campion of New Zealand. Character development, directing and acting are all good. I can see some people will be glued to the screen until the very end. However, although I enjoy the story, I also find some parts of the plot to be dramatic just for the sake of drama. It is contrived to give some character, and the story, an extra twist. For me, therefore, it is flawed entertainment.

Report This Jan 29, 2014
  • joeguy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Intriguing series about innocence and corruption and a lot more.

Report This Jan 15, 2014
  • poodlegirl rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I like Indie...I like weird...I like different. However, this one's just TOO all of that. First of all, even though I've actually spent a lot of time in NZ (my profession had me fly there on a regular basis some years back), I could only understand about 50% of what was being said. Some of it drew me in...ie. the story & scenery...but, a lot of it was just strange with no relevant meaning. And, Holly Hunter, whom I usually really love, was beyond description. I watched 2 hours of this mini series and am not sure I can finish it. That's probably a disservice to this critique but I guess I am frustrated by the accents and direction of the story.

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Report This Feb 22, 2014
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Saint_Mirin thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Report This Feb 26, 2014
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: Strong - yet quite warped - theme of feminism is present throughout. Women attempt to assert themselves but attack each other and behave like doormats.

Report This Feb 26, 2014
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Strong themes of incest, pedophilia, and rape. Two of which are not resolved in the plot. None are graphic or show nudity but all are disturbing nonetheless. There is nudity with some of it full frontal but blurred or done respectfully.

Report This Feb 22, 2014
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Warning about a scene involving a dog being senselessly shot. A tad graphic and unnecessary to the plot.

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