Top of the Lake

Mini-Series | AU, NZ, UK, USA 2013 | 6x60' | OV

The unspoilt natural setting may resemble paradise, but it is indeed a living hell. One fine morning, a girl is recovered from a New Zealand mountain lake. A suicide attempt? The police find that 12-year-old Tui is four months along in a pregnancy. An officer (Elisabeth Moss of MAD MEN) who was originally just visiting her cancer-stricken mother takes care of the girl. »No one« is Tui’s only reply to inquiries about who did this to her. The trail first leads to her father, the charismatic patriarch of a local clan of criminals (Peter Mullan). In this outstanding mini-series, Oscar and Golden Palm winner Jane Campion (THE PIANO) depicts her native country in spectacular panorama shots reminiscent of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, as she and co-writer Gerard Lee as well as co-director Garth Davis delve deeply into the dark abyss of primal human instincts. The calm on the eponymous top of the lake belies what is beneath the surface: the archaic look of the landscape is matched by the uncivilized interactions of the people living in it

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Producer
Philippa Campbell
Executive Producers
Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Lucy Riche
Directors
Jane Campion, Garth Davis
Script
Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
Photography
Adam Arkapaw
Editors
Alexandre de Franceschi, Scott Gray
Sound Recordist
Richard Flynn
Sound Editors
Adrian Bilinsky, Michael Newton
Music
Mark Bradshaw
Production Design
Fiona Crombie
Casting
Kirsty McGregor
Principal Cast
Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham, Skye Wansey, Geneviève Lemon, Robyn Malcolm
Production Companies
See-Saw Films/Escapade Pictures/Sundance Channel/UKTV/BBC Worldwide

International Sales

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Domestic Sales

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Selected filmography Jane Campion

THE PIANO (1993), THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY (1996), IN THE CUT (2003), BRIGHT STAR (2009)