Based on Christos Tsiolkas' best selling novel, The Slap traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. At an Australian backyard BBQ, amongst alcohol, friendship and a childrens cricket game a man slaps a child who is not his son. The child is parents are so affronted they vow to take the man to court. One cousin is forced to testify against another. Couples are caught in the crossfire. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained. The story unfolds through the points of view of eight characters and 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 . Whose side are you on?
Release Date: 02 January 2012
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over