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The Screen Guide

At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. This event and what follows, ricochets through a group of family and friends to shocking effect. THE SLAP is told from the points of view of eight people who were present at the barbecue. The television adaptation of THE SLAP will be a powerful, haunting tale about love, sex and marriage, parenting and children, and all the passions and conflicting beliefs – that family can arouse.

www.abc.net.au/tv/theslap

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Cast
Melissa George - Sophie Okonedo - Essie Davis - Jonathan LaPaglia
Production Completion Date
2011
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Hopscotch International Pty Ltd
International Sales
DCD Rights
TV release
2011/10/06 (Australia)
Online release
2014/10/07 (United States)
2015/05/19 (Australia)
Video release
2011/12/01 (Australia)
Cable/Sat release
2013/10/03 (Australia)

Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts
    (2012)
  • TV Week
    (2012)
  • International Emmy Awards
    (2012)
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts
    (2012)
  • AWGIE Awards
    (2012)
  • Australian Directors Guild
    (2012)

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