Saturday, 14 July 2018

Top Of The Lake: China Girl DVD Review

Top Of The Lake: China Girl DVD Review


New Zealand director Jane Campion's sequel to the first series of Top Of The Lake relocates the action from New Zealand to Aussie shores.

Once again, The Handmaid's Tale Elisabeth Moss returns as Detective Robin Griffin to investigate a case of a body washing up in Sydney's Bondi Beach.

But as ever, the crime masks so much more of what actually happened - and as Griffin begins to dig in to the story, a deeper and more disturbing story awaits.
Top Of The Lake: China Girl DVD Review

Top Of The Lake: China Girl is a studious 7 part series that revels a lot in its mood and atmospherics than the fluidity of its story.

That's not to say that with a cast that includes the likes of Gwendoline Christie and Nicole Kidman, it doesn't sparkle in places - and certainly, Moss delivers a performance that's powerful. But it's the story itself which becomes more problematic the more it goes on.

Top Of The Lake: China Girl may lack the power that came with the first series and its complete narrative, but as a drama, it's almost up there with some of the best.

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