The Slap

The Slap

DVD - 2015
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"The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' bestselling novel, this 8 part drama series traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. The series starts at an Australian backyard BBQ. Amongst alcohol, friendship and a children's cricket game a man slaps a child who is not his son. The party comes to a sudden halt. The child's parents are so affronted they vow to take the man to court. As the series unfolds the police become involved and 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 is told 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 of the main character is metaphorically slapped as they are forced to face up to fundamental truths about themselves. The Slap explores what happens when the veil of civility that binds us as a society, is rent aside by one disturbing action. It brings to vivid life questions of parenting, the rights of children, race, class, sexuality, and the different perspectives of men and women"--ABC website.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : RLJ Entertainment Inc., ©2015
ISBN: 9781621724407
Branch Call Number: SLA
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 450 minutes)
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Oct 01, 2019

I understand how circumstances can happen and you have many viewpoints BUT
This series was very disturbing to watch the sick behavior of most of the couples! Not sure I would recommend to many, but was ok while watching because of the acting.

Apr 18, 2018

Really stupid and with parents who are actually pedophiles. Disgusting. Couldn't even finish it.

Apr 02, 2018

This was a very well done series.

Dec 11, 2017

Shows how an entire group of folks can be torn apart by one act. Worth the time to watch.

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