Top Of The Lake China Girl Inhaltsverzeichnis
Die zwölfjährige Tui will sich in einem einsamen Bergsee das Leben nehmen. Detective Robin, gerade erst in ihr Heimatdorf Paradise zurückgekehrt, hat viele Fragen an das Mädchen. Im Frühjahr wurde die zweite Staffel unter dem Namen China Girl in Australien gedreht und von verschiedenen Fernsehsendern, u. a. BBC 2. Elektrisiert durch ihre Theorie, dass "China Girl" eine Leihmutter ist, ignoriert Robin die Bedrohung durch Al Parkers Fall gegen sie und genießt ihre neue. China Girl: Vier Jahre sind vergangen, seit Robin den Pädophilen-Ring in Neuseeland aufgedeckt hat. Zurück in Sydney kommt sie bei ihrem Bruder Liam. Uhr Top of the Lake - China Girl (1/6) China Girl | arte. Vier Jahre nach den Ereignissen in Neuseeland wünscht sich Robin nichts mehr.
Inhaltsangabe zu der Episode Top of the Lake 2x «China Girl». Als die Leiche eines jungen Mädchens am Bondi Beach angespült wird, sieht es zunächst so. Die zwölfjährige Tui will sich in einem einsamen Bergsee das Leben nehmen. Detective Robin, gerade erst in ihr Heimatdorf Paradise zurückgekehrt, hat viele Fragen an das Mädchen. "Top of the Lake" gilt vielen als feministische Antwort auf David Lynchs "Twin Peaks". Jetzt gibt es die Fortsetzung der düsteren Miniserie.
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TV - Episoden 1. Share this page:. Clear your history. Alexander 'Puss'. Robin Griffin. Adrian Butler. Afterwards, a school nurse notices that the girl is pregnant.
Robin Griffin, who grew up in the area, is now a police inspector in Sydney who specializes in cases involving children.
While home visiting her sick mother, she agrees to interview Tui at the local police station. Garth Davis with Jane Campion. Robin encounters two women from Paradise.
They tell her Tui was with them the day before she disappeared but was gone in the morning. Robin organizes the local authorities to search for Tui.
During the search, Robin walks into the lake and has a vision of Tui doing the same, the latter clenching her fists in the water.
Matt Mitcham goes to Paradise and sits in on a session with GJ, the enigmatic leader of the camp. In a mocking tone, Matt asks the group about the human mind.
GJ tells Matt that the human mind schemes. Later, Al meets Matt in the middle of the lake for a secret meeting.
Robin has dinner at Al's ultramodern, immaculate, lakeside house. Robin tells Al she thinks Tui's note, that said "No One", meant there were multiple rapists.
Al counsels Robin she is getting too involved in Tui's case, likely because of Robin's own history of having been gang raped, at age She gets drunk after learning that the whole police force knows that she was raped and he himself worked the case and ruffed the guys up with assistance from Matt Mitcham.
Robin asks Johnno what he wanted to tell her about the night she was raped. Johnno describes how he got in the dog kennel in the back of the truck after he saw Robin get in the truck.
He then heard Robin screaming and he peed himself he got out of the dog kennel and was pushed around while asking them to stop hurting her after realizing he couldn't fight them he gave up and just cried.
She tells him there was nothing he could do he was just a kid and Johnno leaves to bully Sarge into leaving town. Robin reveals to Johnno that she plans to make a case against Matt Mitcham, in hopes of encouraging Tui to come home.
Johnno tells her people won't stand her threatening with the towns livelihood. Robin shares that she caught Jamie with rohypnol, a "date rape" drug that Robin suspects Matt manufactures.
Robin tells Jamies mom and her coworkers that she wants to help their kids and they tell her not to take on Matt. Johnno warns Robin against bringing a case against Matt, as Matt's drug business provides much of the town with a livelihood.
Robin tries to have Matt and his fellow hunters DNA tested and Matt refuses for all of them saying he's going to find his daughter.
Tui and Jamie go to Paradise to ask GJ how Tui can give birth then flee at her brothers unexpected arrival.
Tui's friends come visit her as well as Paffy who says he's a midwife and so was his family and he brought a birthing book for Tui.
Hunters encroach upon their campsite. Robin goes to work at the police station the next day and tells Al that Matt said he was her father.
Matt, certain that Tui could not be pregnant, searches for and finds her with her newborn baby. As he is about to kill the baby, Tui appears and kills Matt.
Robin discovers that Al has been pimping young boys and girls from the barista training, including Tui, to other men for sex. Tui's pregnancy is discovered, and the Paradise community moves in.
Robin's search for Tui begins. Robin makes a breakthrough. Over dinner at Al's place he warns her about her past being known.
Al dismisses Robin from the case. Her passionate affair with Johnno intensifies. Robin is back on the case.
Matt gathers troops to hunt Tui down. Tui's friends celebrate her birthday in the mountains. Matt reveals his secret about Robin, and the investigation concludes.
In Sydney , brothel owners Bootie and Dang throw a heavy suitcase off a cliff into the ocean. Parker turned witness in the case of the paedophile ring in exchange for immunity, but has now filed a civil suit against Robin, claiming the shooting was personally motivated.
Robin's daughter, Mary, is now nearly 18 and exhibiting signs of mental instability that her adoptive parents worry is more than teen angst.
Unbeknownst to her parents, Mary is dating a year-old German, Alexander, nicknamed "Puss", who lives above a brothel, Silk Mary is enamoured with Puss, who claims to be "empowering" the young Asian prostitutes by teaching them English and other life lessons.
Mary is aggressively rebelling and openly hostile against her adoptive parents, Pyke and Julia, who are getting a divorce after Julia came out as a lesbian.
Pyke and Julia are appalled after meeting Puss, who informs them he plans to marry Mary. Robin's new boss, Detective Sergeant Adrian Butler, brings a large stuffed panda to a young Asian woman.
Brett, a socially awkward university student who frequents brothels, worries because he can't find a prostitute named Cinnamon, whom he believes is his girlfriend.
Meanwhile, the suitcase washes up on Bondi Beach and it contains the decomposing body of a woman. Robin and a rookie constable, the awkward Miranda, are assigned to the case.
A flashback reveals that four weeks earlier, Johnno was arrested on their wedding day after his pot farm was raided, and Robin left him after discovering he had cheated on her as well.
Meanwhile, Tui is now raising her son at the women's commune. In the present, Robin, who had three miscarriages while with Johnno, has nightmares about babies.
Robin is obsessed with the case of the Asian Jane Doe found in the suitcase, dubbed "China Girl," whose cause of death was possibly strangulation.
With no matching reports from missing persons, they suspect she was working as a prostitute, possibly entering the country with a false passport.
Robin and Miranda observe the autopsy, where the coroner learns that China Girl was about 17 weeks pregnant. An emotional Miranda leaves the autopsy when she sees the tiny foetus, and she later reveals she is 18 weeks pregnant.
Robin is irritated by Miranda, but Adrian insists they work together, because nobody else will work with either of them.
They visit brothels, which are legal in Sydney. Robin notices a large stuffed panda at one, Silk 41, and asks Adrian what happened to the one he had in his office.
He claims he gave it to his son. Brett goes to Silk 41 to find Cinnamon, and is eventually told she went to Canberra.
He refuses to believe she would without telling him. Robin finally works up the courage to contact Mary, leaving a letter at the Edwards' home.
She first meets with Pyke and Julia at his office, and Julia angrily informs her that Mary's behavioural problems began four years earlier, after she never received a reply to the letter she sent Robin.
She chastises her for not having the decency to respond, and that Mary agonised over whether she had said something wrong in the letter.
Julia storms off, but Pyke is more patient and listen as Robin explains she was just 16 years old when Mary was born.
Robin is able to meet Mary, who behaves oddly and exhibits very low self-esteem. Mary reveals she assumed that she was the product of rape, which Robin confirms.
Mary volunteers to murder her mother's rapist, and Robin confesses that she never knew who the father was, being a victim of a gang rape.
A DNA test on the male foetus reveals China Girl was not his biological mother, mystifying the pathologist. Robin, though, realises the dead girl was acting as a surrogate mother, changing the course of the investigation.
Robin believes that China Girl was acting as an illegal surrogate, as the law states surrogates must be over 25 and have already had a child of their own, and thus the biological parents were working outside the normal system.
She and Miranda visit a fertility clinic, where a doctor tells Robin that although many parents may be desperate enough to try illegal surrogacy, that would bring great risk as the law would side with the surrogate mother, who could decide to keep the child.
Robin comes out to see Miranda arguing with the receptionist. Robin gets a lead after potentially finding the biological parents for whom China Girl was a surrogate, after a mentally unstable woman is wandering in traffic, crying about her missing baby.
Robin visits the woman, Felicity, and her husband, Mike, in the psychiatric ward. Mike, who has a criminal record for cocaine possession, eventually agrees to take a DNA test.
Robin is irritated by Miranda, who smokes and drinks despite her pregnancy, and who is now sleeping with Robin's brother on top of having an affair with the married Adrian.
Another detective, Stally, continues to make unwanted advances on Robin. After some investigating, Pyke and Julia confront Puss with the fact that he is already married, causing him to have a bizarre outburst in a restaurant and a further rift between them and Mary.
Puss locks himself in his apartment and refuses to see Mary or any of the prostitutes in to see him. After being called by Pyke, Robin takes Mary to her apartment, where Mary breaks down because of Puss refusing to see her.
Robin's mediation with Al, now confined to a wheelchair, does not go as planned when he tries to kill her before it begins.
Puss manipulates Mary to start working as a prostitute when she turns 18, mocking her for her privileged upbringing and implying she thinks she is better than her friends at the brothel.
Mary at first stops to check on Puss, who talks his way into attending, claiming he is her "Daddy. Brett, who has seen the news about the Asian Jane Doe, contacts the police and gives them a photo of Cinnamon.
Upset that the police consider him a suspect, Brett tells them about the creepy guy at the brothel. As he describes him, Robin fears he is talking about Mary's boyfriend.
Mary takes some of the prostitutes whom she claims are students to the beach with her, Pyke and Robin, to teach them how to swim. Puss comes along and, after noticing Robin's air of hostility towards him, he brings up her rape, makes sexually suggestive remarks and then violently attacks her, biting her on the nose.
Mary, screaming and hitting herself in the head, convinces Robin not to press charges. The DNA test reveals that Felicity and Mike are not the biological parents, but Robin is shocked to find out they have three young Asian women as surrogate mothers.
Mary asks Dang to start working there, and Dang refuses. On Mary's 18th birthday, Puss takes Mary to a hookers' strip.
She says she is afraid and he hits her in the face. He tells her that is worse than what any John will do to her, and now she doesn't have to be afraid, and then leaves her there.
Unable to complete the act, she is thrown out of a car by a John, and phones Robin for help. In Robin's car, Mary sees the photo of Cinnamon, whom she recognises.
Robin hints that Mary is in great danger. At Robin's apartment, Mary breaks down crying, saying she doesn't know how to leave him.
Mary leaves the safety of Robin's home to reconnect with Puss, who learns from her that Robin is looking into the murder of Cinnamon.
Robin tells Pyke about picking Mary up from under the overpass. Pyke wants to kill Puss, and Robin says that even if she arrests him, she knows he won't be held long.
Brett becomes further unhinged after identifying Cinnamon's body and begins suffering from hallucinations.
Miranda has another crying spell at work and admits she fears her baby has died. They return to the same fertility clinic where Miranda shows the receptionist the photo of Cinnamon, and demands to know if she recognises her.
Miranda informs her that the girl in the photo was not a student, but a sex worker, and then starts screaming that she wants an ultrasound.
Robin takes her out to the beach to calm down, where Miranda reveals she is not actually pregnant and that her pregnancy is being done via surrogacy because of her own fertility issues.
Miranda says their surrogate is pregnant with a daughter but has gone missing, and she fears it is because of a miscarriage.
Miranda still insists that their surrogate was a student, but Robin asks if Adrian gave her a stuffed panda, because she saw one at Silk A doctor at the fertility clinic, unaware that the girls were sex workers, connects Robin with a couple who identify Cinnamon as their surrogate mother, whose real name was Pathma.
With the assistance of Mary's schoolfriend Michaela, Puss directs some sort of "art film" with the prostitutes and Caucasian babies, set in a Thai village.
Mary becomes worried when Caramel, another pregnant girl from Silk 41, is taken away by Puss and Dang. Connected by concern over Mary and Puss, Robin and Pyke grow closer, much to Julia's annoyance and jealousy.
Brett, armed with a rifle, shows up at the brothel and demands to see Puss. Puss pushes Mary in front of him and escapes in the elevator as Brett fires the gun.
Robin and Pyke make love when she receives a late-night call from Mary. Nobody speaks, but Robin hears people arguing about a taxi fare and Mary screams before the phone is disconnected.
Miranda calls and tells her there was a shooting at Silk 41, and that the suspect is Brett Iles, who took Mary hostage.
The taxi is found at Bondi Beach, with the taxi driver shot dead. Security footage from the brothel shows Puss escaping as Brett shot Bootie, before leaving with Mary.
The security footage also shows another room, in which Miranda spots her surrogate. That room is not at the brothel, and none of the sex workers know its location.
The next day, Pyke and Julia go to Mary's school to appeal to her classmates for any information. The manhunt for Brett intensifies, but Robin is convinced he's still on Bondi Beach, now packed with people.
She notices an empty case of beer that was there the previous night. She and Miranda move in and try to quietly move beachgoers away from the box.
One group refuses to move and distracts Robin while Miranda discovers a shoe sticking out from the sand. She kicks the box away to find Brett's face peeking out, his eyes closed.Top of the Lake Staffel 1. Ewen Leslie. Serienstart "Dark" - Lohnt sich die deutsche Netflix-Serie? Alexander ist ein gescheiterter Geschichtsdoktorand, der über gummiboot das turbogeile Bordell lebt und in das Geschäft mit den thailändischen Prostituierten involviert ist. Campion hinterfragt erneut die sexuell aufgeladenen Beziehungen zwischen Männern und Frauen, schaut dabei in Homeland episodenguide, thematisiert Abhängigkeiten, Pornowahn und Sexsucht. Ihr Chef Adrian ist alles andere als zufrieden mit diesem Neuanfang, nachdem Robin vier Jahre lang in Neuseeland wie verschollen war. Https://mattekarlsson.se/gratis-stream-filme/watch-sicario-online.php Valentine. Die Bühne session stream deutsch bereitet. Jetzt bist du da. Ihre in der ersten Staffel porträtierten Erlebnisse in Neuseeland haben deutliche Spuren hinterlassen.
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They just knew how to poke each other in a vulnerable place. So that equal strength interested me. And so that makes them all pariahs in a way.
The final circle of evil to good — she has the baby and the baby is like a blessing. Something was wrong. I like to think that people have that sensitivity — that they guess into those spaces.
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Written by MBP. I've seen a lot of negative reviews of this which seem to centre on the slow pace and the perceived heavy-handed moralising, as well as the slight hopelessness of the main character.
But to my eyes, this is what makes the drama so compelling. Jane Campion has crafted a really powerful thriller by letting the story unfold gradually and making her characters, particularly her female characters, three dimensional, flawed and yet still fitting familiar tropes.
So instead of the hard-bitten alcoholic male detective with a history of violence and failed relationships, we have a traumatised survivor of a female detective doing a superb job in incredibly difficult circumstances, with a murky and difficult history to cope with every day.
Instead of the newbie eager male protagonist, we have a tall, gorgeous, geeky, emotional wreck played by Gwedoline Christie whose position draws you into the undercurrents of the story well.
Nicole Kidman was a bit wasted here as a cipher character - the lesbian adoptive mother of one of the main characters - I have a hunch she did it as a favour to Campion rather than for the challenge of her character.
Enough plot twists and tension to satisfy the detective drama geeks, and enough complex and believable characterisations to make this intensely watchable and engaging.
The themes are dark - prostitution, surrogacy, murder, rape - and it is a bit tokenistic on the Asian and male characters who are ciphers to drive the plot rather than rounded individuals.
But this is still well crafted drama than more than passes the Bechtel test. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
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