Thursday, April 18, 2013

Top of the Lake 2013

Product Details     Tui is twelve-years old, she lives with her father, a local drug lord and three stepbrothers in a heavily secured gated compound.  Detective Robin Griffin is called in to talk with Tui when it is discovered she is five months pregnant.  She refuses to name the father and disappears soon after talking with Robin.  Robin used to live in this town, her father has passed away but still has a cabin here.  Her mother has cancer and feels neglected by Robin.  The local police don’t seem to be taking the complicated case seriously enough.  
     Very well acted and filmed in the wild and gorgeous country of New Zealand.  The speech of some of the characters is a little difficult to understand with their local accents.  This is a very gripping drama that has you on the edge of your seat wondering how this will conclude.  It's only problem is that is could have been more condensed.   4* (I really liked this movie)

300 min, Drama directed by Jane Campion with Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Holly Hunter, Thomas M. Wright, Jacqueline Joe, Gavin Rutherford, Sarah Valentine, Luke Buchanan, Jay Ryan.

Note:  Imdb 7.5 out of 10, 95% critic 73% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.

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