At a family barbecue in suburban Melbourne, a man loses his temper and slaps another guest's unruly child. Tensions run high among family and friends when the boy's mother presses assault charges. Based on the award-winning novel by Christos Tsiolkas, this riveting drama looks at the consequences of that one moment from eight viewpoints. Lies, secrets, and adultery come to light, and relationships are torn apart. This critically acclaimed miniseries won the Australian Film Institute's AACTA Awards for best miniseries, screenplay, direction, lead actor, and supporting actress. With an outstanding ensemble cast that includes Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Golden Globe nominee Melissa George (In Treatment), Essie Davis (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries), and Jonathan LaPaglia (Cold Case), The Slap provokes a fascinating dialogue on the state of modern society.