On the Job


On the Job Information

On the Job is a 2013 Filipino action film directed by Erik Matti, and stars Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson and Joel Torre. The film is a joint production of Star Cinema and Reality Entertainment.

Cast

  • Piolo Pascual as Francis Coronel, Jr.
  • Gerald Anderson as Daniel
  • Joel Torre as Mario "Tatang" Maghari
  • Joey Marquez
  • Angel Aquino
  • Shaina Magdayao as Nicky Coronel
  • Empress Schuck
  • Michael de Mesa
  • Rayver Cruz
  • Leo Martinez
  • William Martinez
  • Vivian Velez
  • Dawn Balagot

2013 Cannes Film Festival

The film was screened at the Directors' Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The film received standing ovation during its premiere at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

Reviews

"A boisterous, pacy thriller inspired by true events from the lawless streets of the Philippines." "A stellar Filipino cast and the explosive subject matter will make this essential viewing on its home territory." - Allan Hunter, Screendaily.com

"The atmosphere proves as engrossing as the narrative. The violence erupts with grotesque, alarming frequency as the film wends its way toward an ending even more fatalistic than anticipated." - Justin C. Chang, Variety.com

"Filipino filmmaker demonstrates a mastery at all levels and delivers the ingredients of the perfect contemporary thriller: an extremely convoluted and armored stakes scenario." - Ravith Trinh, Mondomix.com

"On The Job Eric Matti is explosive stuff, full of energy, and when it starts défourailler puree! It backfires at top speed in all directions. And when it's quiet (relatively), the film shows a country where corruption and duplicity rule, contaminating all institutions (army, police, law enforcement policies, policies, more or less acquoquinés with mobsters ...), so that no one can trust anyone. Matti is not the type to refine its plans to polish the style noodle. It darkens. it gives a messy chaotic countries on film and it's pretty galvanizing." - Serge Kaganski, Lesinrocks.com

" Erik Matti successfully blends a slick thriller, carried by a beautiful staging, and the portrait of a corrupt to the core company. A solid success." - Nicolas Bardot, Filmdeculte.com

"At the end of the day, On the Job is simply a well-packaged, tenebrous crime thriller with a clever idea, and doesn't pretend to be anything more." - Film Business Asia

Release

Philippines

The film will hit theaters on August 28, 2013.

North America

Well Go USA acquired the film's rights to release the film in North America for $350,000 (US). President of Well Go USA Entertainment said that they plan to release the film in the fall.

Remake & Sequel

While Baltasar Kormákur is attached to direct a US version of the story, Matti is already planning for the sequel of the movie.

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2013 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
    Jury's Choice
    Best Actor - Joel Torre



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