The Slap (2011)
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Manolis 

Struggling to understand the selfishness and greed of his children's generation, Manolis watches in alarm as the slap divides his family. He calls on a special bond to try to and put things right.

Director:

Tony Ayres

Writers:

Christos Tsiolkas (novel), Kris Mrksa
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan LaPaglia ... Hector
Sophie Okonedo ... Aisha
Alex Dimitriades ... Harry
Essie Davis ... Anouk
Lex Marinos Lex Marinos ... Manolis
Sophie Lowe ... Connie
Blake Davis ... Richie
Melissa George ... Rosie
Diana Glenn ... Sandi
Toula Yianni Toula Yianni ... Koula
Eugenia Fragos ... Elisavet
Chris Wallace Chris Wallace ... Thanasis
Steve Mouzakis ... Andrew Petrious
Adrian Van Der Heyden Adrian Van Der Heyden ... Adam
George Vasilakakos George Vasilakakos ... Sava
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Storyline

As a man approaching the end of his life, Manolis hates what the slap is doing to his family. His wife is full of vitriol, Hector and Aisha are being torn apart by their split loyalties, and Aisha, furious with Harry, will have nothing to do with the family. When Manolis notices Hector still harbouring resentment towards Harry after the court case, he tries to reach out to him, but Hector rejects his efforts. Hector, as always, is consumed with his own problems. He's getting anonymous text messages calling him a rapist. Sandi pleads with Manolis to talk to Aisha, but even he is not sure he can turn her around. Manolis is further dismayed by the selfishness of his family, when Hector appears indifferent to the news that his godfather has died, and seems put out by Manolis's insistence that he attend the funeral. Manolis reminds him that it is a mark of respect, and important that he attend with Aisha and the children, but only Hector turns up. At the funeral, Manolis runs into his old ...

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2011 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Matchbox Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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