The Slap

The Slap

DVD - 2015 | Widescreen version
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At a family barbeque in suburban Melbourne, a man slaps another guest's unruly and disobedient child. Tensions run high in the family when the boy's mother presses assault charges.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: SLA
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
DVD-video,NTSC
widescreen (1.78:1)
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital
DVD video,4 3/4 in
3 videodiscs (450 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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A family barbecue in suburban Melbourne, Australia gets tense when a man slaps another guest's unruly child. Tensions run even higher when the boy's mother presses assault charges. It's a nightmare situation and a party you may want to avoid. This television series is based on Christos Tsiolkas' ... Read More »


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INVS
May 23, 2018

I'm not so kind in my comments as other reviews. Frequently I had dread watching these lives unfold, such a waste of life to spend it drinking & cheating on family. Here is a mother-in-law from hell who cannot keep her vicious comments in check, a total control person. Characters that talk about 'family' yet do everything possible to destroy it. Here's a mother who drinks like an alcoholic while breastfeeding a child, while her friends/family condone it.

If anything, it's a lesson in how drinking destroys lives. The only redeeming individual is the friend who gave up the destructive lifestyle, possibly the only adult in the entire series. It is compelling & horrific to watch. This is a forecast & true portrayal of such lifestyle.

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samuelolee1
Apr 30, 2018

A series of dramatic vignettes featuring outstanding performances from a talented Australian cast which detail the poignant personal quotidienne lives of family and friends who through better or worse are interconnected to each other. Well done!

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Bookworm39
Dec 01, 2017

Liked this Series, wish there were more.

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ritrak
Aug 23, 2017

This is the original Australian series in 8 parts, the first one "Hector" sets the situation and takes the widest view with the cast in general, the next seven each have primary focus on one of the guests/participants at Hector's party, and their interactions with others. This is a social situation series. The wikipedia article about "The Slap" has additional information. I think it is fair to conclude that "The Slap" is unsuitable for children because of (partial) nudity, language, and sex scenes and situations.

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colettewoolf
Sep 02, 2016

This is a brilliant series, based on an Australian novel about an extended Greek-Australian family whose lives are turned upside down after a child is slapped by an adult at a party. All of their connected stories are interesting, as are the ways they connect. Jonathan LaPaglia (brother of Anthony) is excellent as is Essie Davis, otherwise known as "Miss Fisher"

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ritrak
Aug 23, 2017

ritrak thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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