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Top Of The Lake (2013)

Call Number DVD/TV/TOP

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LocationCall NumberItem Status
MoviesDVD/TV/TOPDue 04-07-15
MoviesDVD/TV/TOPDue 02-24-15 Billed
Published: [United States] : BBC Video, [2013]
Description:  2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9781624045424, 1624045421,
Language:  English

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Contains episodes 1-6

Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television program

Holly Hunter, Peter Mullan, David Wenham, Elisabeth Moss, Cohen Holloway

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

DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (16x9) presentation; stereo 2.0

Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing

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Quirky Seven Episode BBC Miniseries

In 1993 writer/director Jane Campion won an Oscar for her screenplay The Piano. This film was not your typical Hollywood drama. It was a little off-center. Some thought it a little too quirky.

If you like quirky, you'll love this BBC 7-episode miniseries: Top of the Lake which was directed by Campion. It stars Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss as a damaged Australian homicide detective, who while visiting her cancer-ridden mother, is assigned to investigate the disappearence of a 13-yr old girl who has a deeply imbedded secret. 

The performances are top-notch. . .especially those by Academy Award winner Holly Hunter and War Horse's Peter Mullan. The scenery is breathtaking and the humor is ebony. This program is the equivalent of a page-turner. Make certain that you have plenty of popcorn before putting it into the DVD player.  


A powerful and haunting story set in a town in stunningly beautiful New Zealand.  Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) gives a terrific performance as does Holly Hunter.   This is a unique and captivating tale for adults only.  

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