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The Slap 

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Traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel.




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Series cast summary:
Jonathan LaPaglia ...  Hector 8 episodes, 2011
Sophie Okonedo ...  Aisha 8 episodes, 2011
Alex Dimitriades ...  Harry 8 episodes, 2011
Essie Davis ...  Anouk 8 episodes, 2011
Lex Marinos Lex Marinos ...  Manolis 8 episodes, 2011
Melissa George ...  Rosie 8 episodes, 2011
Sophie Lowe ...  Connie 8 episodes, 2011
Blake Davis ...  Richie 8 episodes, 2011
William McInnes ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2011
Anthony Hayes ...  Gary 7 episodes, 2011
Julian Mineo Julian Mineo ...  Hugo 7 episodes, 2011
Adrian Van Der Heyden Adrian Van Der Heyden ...  Adam 7 episodes, 2011
Diana Glenn ...  Sandi 6 episodes, 2011
Toula Yianni Toula Yianni ...  Koula 6 episodes, 2011
Liberty Townsend Liberty Townsend ...  Melissa 6 episodes, 2011
Raffaele Costabile Raffaele Costabile ...  Rocco 4 episodes, 2011
Jane Allsop ...  Tracey 3 episodes, 2011
Steve Mouzakis ...  Andrew Petrious 3 episodes, 2011
Gillian Jones Gillian Jones ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 2011
Oliver Ackland ...  Rhys 2 episodes, 2011
Dimitri Baveas Dimitri Baveas ...  Ali 2 episodes, 2011
Maude Davey ...  Tasha 2 episodes, 2011
Eugenia Fragos Eugenia Fragos ...  Elisavet 2 episodes, 2011
Emily Wheaton ...  Jenna 2 episodes, 2011
Ivan Bradara ...  Lenin 2 episodes, 2011
Tony Briggs ...  Bilal 2 episodes, 2011
Charlotte Nicdao ...  Tina 2 episodes, 2011
Basil Sikiotis Basil Sikiotis ...  Jordan 2 episodes, 2011
Peta Brady Peta Brady ...  Shamira 2 episodes, 2011
George Vasilakakos George Vasilakakos ...  Sava 2 episodes, 2011
Caitlin Tsiolkas Caitlin Tsiolkas ...  Angelika 2 episodes, 2011
Carlin Briggs Carlin Briggs ...  Ibby 2 episodes, 2011
Soraya Briggs Soraya Briggs ...  Sonja 2 episodes, 2011
Mia Lethbridge ...  Camilla 2 episodes, 2011
Jack Haycox Jack Haycox ...  Handsome Jack / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Tawni Bryant ...  Resort Waitress 2 episodes, 2011


Traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel.

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2011 (Australia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Matchbox Pictures See more »
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16:9 HD
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Some critics prefer this adaptation to the book
23 November 2011 | by Zukertort47See all my reviews

The unfulfilled lives of a number of people are brought into focus at a seemingly happy suburban get-together by the single slap of a child.

All is not as it seems as each of the protagonists lives is then laid bare in subsequent episodes of this excoriating, first-class Australian drama.Perhaps the slap is merely a catalyst for the truth to unfold. Maybe the slap needed to happen for these people to get on with their lives without the baggage of the past. Make up your own mind.

It's easy to see something of yourself in these lives and maybe that is why a couple of reviewers here have played the 'unlikeable characters' card to dismiss this adaptation. Also, I believe the female characters are strong and their friendships quite solid in spite of certain cracks appearing under pressure. If this is misogynistic writing it has eluded me. The men fare less well.

If you prefer sugary Disney-like characters going through the motions in mind-numbing scenarios, then The Slap is not for you.9/10

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