Top Of The Lake

Top Of The Lake


No ordinary place. No ordinary crime.

BBC2 and Sundance Channel drama mini-series written and directed by Jane Campion (The PianoBright Star), and set in a remote lake district in Queenstown, New Zealand. ... More

While visiting her dying mother in New Zealand, Detective Robin Griffin (Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss) begins investigating the disappearance of Tui Mitcham, a pregnant twelve-year-old girl from the small town of Laketop. 

The mini-series was the first ever to screen at Sundance Film Festival in its entirety, with Campion citing David Lynch and Twin Peaks as an inspiration. Hide

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  • Campion injects proceedings with a little of that haunting, small-town menace borrowed from Twin Peaks, the granddaddy of the entire auteur-goes-TV subgenre. Full Review

  • This multistranded crime saga from writer-director Jane Campion and co-creator Gerard Lee is satisfyingly novelistic in scope and dense in detail. Full Review