The Slap (2011)

Eight-Part Television Serial | Drama | Australia | English & Greek | 7h20m
Dir: Tony Ayres, Robert Connolly, Jessica Hobbs, & Matthew Saville | Scr: Emily Ballou, Alice Bell, Brendan Cowell, Kris Mrksa, & Cate Shortland | Novel: Christos Tsiolkas | Ph: Andrew Commis | Prod: Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, & Michael McMahon | Mus: Antony Partos | Ed: Mark Atkin | PD: Melinda Doring | Narrator: William McInnes | Cast: Jonathan LaPaglia, Sophie Okonedo, Alex Dimitriades, Essie Davis, Lex Marinos, Sophie Lowe, Blake Davis, Melissa George, Anthony Hayes, Diana Glenn, Toula Yianni

The slapping of an unruly child at a 40th birthday party barbecue reverberates through the lives of all those that witnessed it, affecting them for months to come, in Matchbox Pictures’ grippingly ambitious adaptation of Tsiolkas’s acclaimed novel. Separated into eight equal parts, with each part concentrating on a different character, this well-acted serial provides a fascinatingly varied look at contemporary, suburban, multi-cultural life.