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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 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 ...  Elisavet 2 episodes, 2011
Emily Wheaton 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 Mia Lethbridge ...  Camilla 2 episodes, 2011
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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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ABC [Australia]

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Australia

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English

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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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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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No one is perfect and The Slap shows every ugly wrinkle. Fantastic!
21 November 2011 | by david-3165See all my reviews

The Slap has to be one of the finest pieces of drama to ever come out of Australia. It boils down to the core of our essence. No one is perfect and The Slap shows every ugly wrinkle. Many people will see a reflection of themselves, and it isn't pretty. But it is handled so deftly that you become part of their world.

Each episode focuses on one of the characters who were at a 40th birthday BBQ where booze, drugs and anger ends with a grown man slapping a small child. From here the author delves into the most inner thoughts of each character present at the BBQ. Thoughts most people would never share with even their closest friends. They lie, they cover their tracks, they live with the consequences of guilt and shame. The old man reflecting on his younger life, now disappointed with his lot, and contemplating never again having the pleasure of touching a young woman's breast. I think that is pretty powerful stuff. Not pornographic, just hitting home the reality what is going on in some people's heads.

No it isn't fun to watch, simply engaging. If you watch television to be challenged, this show serves it up in spades.


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