On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the murders. As they get caught in a web of machination of corrupt government officials, their jobs lead them on a head-on collision against each other with their loved ones as collateral damage.
Director Erik Matti
Writers Erik Matti & Michiko Yamamoto
Producers Star Cinema, Reality Entertainment
Cast Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez
US Distributor WellGo USA
“Director Erik Matti fashions a flinty-eyed, plot-heavy, but emotionally resonant dramatization out of such grim true source material. Despite the relative flatness of his characters — their relationships to one another are more archetypal than particular — the film is as heartbreaking as it is heart-stopping.” – Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times
“A likably rough-edged hitmen-vs.-cops thriller from the Philippines, On the Job ranks among Cannes 2013’s more straightforwardly commercial world premieres.” – Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter