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"Winton is a one-man band of genius." -Los Angeles Times
"Funny, warm, real, heartbreaking and altogether masterly" -The Guardian (U.K.)
"Stunning" -Western Mail (U.K.)
"Infused with Winton’s rich language" -The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Adapted by Tim Winton from his award-winning novel, this acclaimed Australian miniseries is gripping, poignant, and gorgeous. Set around Perth from 1943-63, it tells the story of two rural families, each scarred by catastrophe, who end up sharing a large, ramshackle house that shudders and groans with memories of its own.
The Lambs are hardworking, God-fearing, and devastated by a horrific accident. The Pickles are luckless and derelict, blown by the winds of fate and their own bad decisions. The families couldn’t be more different, yet they find common ground beneath the same roof. Years pass and they stay together, shouting, brawling, laughing, loving, and enduring. Exquisitely filmed with an outstanding ensemble cast led by Kerry Fox (An Angel at My Table), Cloudstreet is "a triumph" (The Australian).
I have not seen the movie yet, but based on the book I expect it to be great.
I have read the book. The book was amazing. It felt like you were right there. Read more
Bought this because the subject matter looked very unusual plus I wanted to see more of Essie Davis (Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries). Was not disappointed in the series or Ms. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Richard M
This surprised me. I bought it because I wanted to see Essie Davis after becoming a Miss Fisher Mysteries fan. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dragon Lady
Loaded with profanity and is very depressing. I couldn't watch it all the way through. I'm very disappointed in the purchase and would recommend total avoidance of it.Published 13 months ago by VPL
This mini series is interesting, but not all of the story threads are brought to life or resolved. And by not fleshing the stories out or resolving them it makes the overall... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Desdimona
If you like drama, mystery as well as the out back you will love this series. I watch it 3 times and I am always Pleased.Published 15 months ago by honoluludiva
I have read the classic book Cloud street, and the mini series captures the essence of the book. Poor people struggling in life, that live in a run down house, but we also see what... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ultrarunner
I have never read this book nor heard of the author to be honest. This is a very complex story with lots of characters so in some ways I think I may have disliked the book due to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by LimeyLe