The Slap

The Slap


  • Jonathan LaPaglia
  • Jonathan LaPaglia
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Sophie Okonedo


  • Drama


"The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas’ best selling novel, The Slap traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends.

At a backyard barbeque, a man slaps a child who is not his son. The boy’s parents are so affronted by the assault, that they call the police and take the man to court. Friends and family are forced to take sides. One cousin is forced to testify against another. Couples are caught in the crossfire. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained.

The story unfolds through the points of view of eight characters as the court case proceeds, as affairs begin and end, as a pregnancy is decided and marriages morph and change. Each character’s life is profoundly affected by 'the slap', and each character is in some way 'slapped' forcing them to face up to fundamental truths about themselves."

parental rating

  • 16


  • (S) Sex
  • (L) Language
  • (V) Violence
  • (N) Nudity
  • (P) Prejudice
  • (D) Drugs & Alcohol

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