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The slap, (videorecording)

Label
The slap
Title
The slap
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Member of
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Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Slap (Television program)
Credits note
Directed by Jessica Hobbs; screenplay by Kris Mrksa; based on the book 'The Slap' written by Christos Tsiolkas; produced by Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden and Michael McMahon
Date time place
Off-air recording from ABC1, broadcast on 6, 13, 20, 27 October, 3, 10, 17, 24 November, 2011. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968
Intended audience
Censorship rating: MA 15+
Language note
In English. English captions (descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired)
PerformerNote
Jonathan Lapaglia, Sophie Okonedo, Alex Dimitriades, Essie David, Lex Marinos, Sophie Loure, Blake David and starring Melissa George as Rosie
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
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  • McMahon, Michael
  • Hobbs, Jessica
  • Bowden, Helen
  • Ayres, Tony
  • Mrksa, Kris
  • Tsiolkas, Christos
  • Matchbox Pictures Production
  • Screenrights (Society)
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Film Victoria
  • Screen Australia
  • Enhance TV
Runtime
418
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  • Suburban life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The slap, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "R-112144-9. HOP0492."
  • "The 8-part ABC series based on the International best-seller"--cover
  • Based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas
  • Special features: The making of The Slap
Contents
Episode 1. Hector: It's Hector's 40th birthday and friends and family gather at his house for a BBQ. But in amongst the celebrations one of the guests slaps a child that is not his own. No one can see it at the time but this single act begins to unravel the social fabric which once linked them all together -- episode 2. Anouk: In the days and weeks after the slap Anouk discovers that the incident has unleashed unexpected responses from those around her. She is torn between her friendships and her beliefs and faces decisions about her own life which threaten to overwhelm her -- episode 3. Harry: As the police become involved, Harry and Sandi begin to fear that the slap will threaten their reputation, lifestyle and most importantly their family. Harry tries to take matters into his own hands but it's too late -- episode 4. Connie: Things with Connie and Hector haven't been the same since the slap. She decides to confront Hector but his reaction propels her into a decision that will have serious consequences -- episode 5. Rosie: Rosie's outrage has been building since the slap and now finally she is given her day in court. The friends from the BBQ gather again but this time under very different circumstances -- episode 6. Manolis: Struggling to understand the selfishness and greed of his children's generation, Manolis watches in alarm as the slap divides his family. He calls on a special bond to try to and put things right -- episode 7. Aisha: The slap has taken a toll on Hector and Aisha's relationship, or maybe it has just exposed the issues that were already there. They go away together to try to restore their marriage, but their holiday does not turn out as planned -- episode 8. Richie: Lies, betrayal and adultery all come to a head as people are forced to make decisions about their lives and behaviour. When Richie gets caught in the crossfire, he looks to a desperate solution
Control code
000048106646
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
3 videodiscs (DVD) (ca. 418 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • R-112144-9
  • HOP0492
System control number
(OCoLC)763672979
System details
DVD region 4 ; PAL
Label
The slap, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "R-112144-9. HOP0492."
  • "The 8-part ABC series based on the International best-seller"--cover
  • Based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas
  • Special features: The making of The Slap
Contents
Episode 1. Hector: It's Hector's 40th birthday and friends and family gather at his house for a BBQ. But in amongst the celebrations one of the guests slaps a child that is not his own. No one can see it at the time but this single act begins to unravel the social fabric which once linked them all together -- episode 2. Anouk: In the days and weeks after the slap Anouk discovers that the incident has unleashed unexpected responses from those around her. She is torn between her friendships and her beliefs and faces decisions about her own life which threaten to overwhelm her -- episode 3. Harry: As the police become involved, Harry and Sandi begin to fear that the slap will threaten their reputation, lifestyle and most importantly their family. Harry tries to take matters into his own hands but it's too late -- episode 4. Connie: Things with Connie and Hector haven't been the same since the slap. She decides to confront Hector but his reaction propels her into a decision that will have serious consequences -- episode 5. Rosie: Rosie's outrage has been building since the slap and now finally she is given her day in court. The friends from the BBQ gather again but this time under very different circumstances -- episode 6. Manolis: Struggling to understand the selfishness and greed of his children's generation, Manolis watches in alarm as the slap divides his family. He calls on a special bond to try to and put things right -- episode 7. Aisha: The slap has taken a toll on Hector and Aisha's relationship, or maybe it has just exposed the issues that were already there. They go away together to try to restore their marriage, but their holiday does not turn out as planned -- episode 8. Richie: Lies, betrayal and adultery all come to a head as people are forced to make decisions about their lives and behaviour. When Richie gets caught in the crossfire, he looks to a desperate solution
Control code
000048106646
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
3 videodiscs (DVD) (ca. 418 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • R-112144-9
  • HOP0492
System control number
(OCoLC)763672979
System details
DVD region 4 ; PAL

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