On the Job (2013 film)

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On the Job
The film's poster. At the top, Piolo Pascual is shown pointing a pistol in a wide shot, and his running silhouette is to the left. Gerald Anderson is shown center-left, covered in blood and looking on his left with a grim and intimidating expression. He is shown far left with Joel Torre, both with their backs turned and handcuffed with a shoulder bag strapped on them. Torre is shown center right with the same expression as Anderson's with his right hand extended below, presumably pointing a gun. Joey Marquez is shown bottom left, running in the middle of a crowd. The abbreviation "OTJ" is shown bottom right, written in large, bold typeface; above it is a list of the cast and below the film's full title in small and red uppercase text.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byErik Matti
Screenplay by
Story byErik Matti
Starring
Music byErwin Romulo
CinematographyFrancis Ricardo Buhay III
Edited byJay Halili
Production
companies
Distributed by
  • Star Cinema (Philippines)[1]
  • Well Go USA Entertainment (U.S. & Canada)[2]
Release date
  • May 24, 2013 (2013-05-24) (Cannes Film Festival)
  • August 28, 2013 (2013-08-28) (Philippines)
  • September 27, 2013 (2013-09-27) (U.S. & Canada)
Running time
120 minutes[2]
CountryPhilippines
LanguageFilipino
Budget47 million[3]
Box office₱13.4 million[4]

On the Job (abbreviated OTJ) is a 2013 Philippine crime thriller film conceived and directed by Erik Matti, who co-wrote it with Michiko Yamamoto. Starring Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez and Piolo Pascual, it tells the story of two hit-man prisoners (Anderson and Torre) who are temporarily freed to carry out political executions, and two law enforcers (Marquez and Pascual) tasked with investigating the drug-related murder case connected to the prison gun-for-hire business. The film also features Angel Aquino, Shaina Magdayao, Empress Schuck, Leo Martinez, Michael de Mesa, Vivian Velez, and Rayver Cruz.

The inspiration for On the Job came from a Viva Films crew member who claimed to have been temporarily released from prison to commit contract killings before he was reincarcerated. Star Cinema initially refused to produce the film in 2010, deeming it too violent compared with their usual romantic-comedy projects; by 2012, however, they agreed to co-produce it with Reality Entertainment (Matti's independent film company). Filming took place in Manila and lasted 33 days, on a production budget of 47 million (about US$1.1 million).

On the Job was shown as part of the Directors' Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 24, where it was praised and received a standing ovation. The film was released in the Philippines on August 28, 2013, and in the United States and Canada on September 27 of that year. It received good reviews from foreign and domestic critics. The film's sequel, On the Job 2, is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2019.

Plot[edit]

In a Philippines rife with violence, corruption and poverty, hitmen Mario and Daniel are prisoners who are frequently released and paid to commit contract killings for their boss, Thelma. Mario spends his earnings on his daughter's law-school tuition and on his estranged wife, Lulette. Daniel (the younger and more-reckless partner) sends remittances to his family and spends the rest on goods and privileges in prison; he has come to see Mario as a mentor and father figure. After they murder drug lord Tiu and return to prison, Tiu's murder case is assigned to NBI Agent Francis Coronel through Congressman Manrique (the agent's father-in-law). Coronel's father, also a police officer, died amid rumors of corruption. When Coronel and his partner, Bernabe, arrive at the local precinct they clash with PNP Officer Joaquin Acosta, who believes that the case was taken from him for political reasons.

Mario and Daniel carry out a hit on a woman named Linda, whose husband Pol seeks help from Acosta, his former colleague on the force. Pol reveals that Tiu's murder is one of several assassinations ordered by Manrique's close friend General Pacheco, a military officer campaigning for the Philippine Senate. Pacheco runs a gun-for-hire operation using prisoners, and kills others involved in the business to protect his campaign. Acosta agrees to protect Pol, and heads to the station; along the way, though, he crosses paths with Coronel and Bernabe. Daniel shoots Pol in the meantime, but his pistol jams before he can fire a fatal shot. The three officers converge on them, forcing Daniel and Mario to flee. At a hospital, Daniel shoots the janitor to create a diversion so Mario can kill the comatose Pol. They split up to escape; Coronel and Bernabe chase Daniel, and Acosta pursues Mario. During the chase Bernabe is shot, and Acosta catches a glimpse of Mario's face.

Coronel confronts Manrique during a campaign meeting, telling him that he intends to arrest Pacheco. Manrique warns Coronel that Pacheco's indictment will cause their downfall; he considers Pacheco his last resort after having exhausted all his other options to remain affluent. Before pursuing politics, Manrique was a client of Pacheco's business twice. Acosta relays Mario's composite sketch to the police to be broadcast on television. Coronel decides to work with Acosta, who tells him that his father was not corrupt; on the contrary, he was killed trying to expose corruption. Acosta was also demoted for working to weed out corruption. When Coronel discovers Mario's identity, he visits Lulette and sees her cavorting with Mario's friend Boy. Coronel (whose interrogation of Lulette is unsuccessful) tells Acosta about the affair, and Acosta uses it as leverage when he interrogates Mario. Although Acosta is unsuccessful, Mario later expresses to Daniel his sense of betrayal by his family's abandonment.

Tiu's father tells Acosta and Coronel that he can give them the evidence they need to arrest Pacheco. Coronel leaves Acosta along the way to visit Pacheco, who admitted killing Coronel's father "to save the country, literally". Coronel uses his cellphone to secretly record a conversation between Pacheco and his men about the murder of Tiu's father.

Coronel's wife Nicky is angry with his intention to take down Pacheco, and incriminates Manrique. Daniel kills Coronel in front of police headquarters for his next hit. The enraged Acosta attacks Pacheco and Manrique's security detail and, after a brief shootout, Pacheco orders them to hold their fire. Mario realizes on the day of his parole that he has no reason to leave, since his family no longer wants anything to do with him. Saddened, he stabs Daniel to death to remain incarcerated. Coronel's death is mourned by many (including Nicky), and Acosta is summarily dismissed. After attending Daniel's wake from afar, Mario goes home, kills Boy in front of his family and returns to prison. Sometime later, a recovered Bernabe looks through Coronel's possessions and requisitions the phone Coronel used against Pacheco as evidence.

Cast[edit]

Piolo Pascual, wearing a blue polo shirt and smiles before audiences
Gerald Anderson, wearing a coat with printed shirt underneath and a pendant.
Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

A photograph of a smiling, heavyset gray-haired man wearing glasses with his tattooed arms crossed. Some bystanders are seen in the background.
Director Erik Matti during the film's premiere at the 2014 Morelia International Film Festival

Director Erik Matti was inspired by a Viva Films service driver, an ex-convict who said that he used to be temporarily freed from prison to commit contract killings and reincarcerated.[5] Matti shelved his idea until he ended his hiatus from directing with The Arrival, a short film he released to positive response at several film festivals in 2009.[5][6] He opened the screenings with an eight-minute trailer for On the Job, with Joel Torre attempting to pitch the film.[5][6] The trailer also had a favorable response, particularly from Twitch Film editor Todd Brown, who asked if the project had entered production. When Matti told him that the film did not yet have a screenplay, Brown encouraged him to write it while he looked for financing.[6] During the script's ninth revision, screenwriter Michiko Yamamoto helped finalize the remainder of the draft.[6] Four uncredited consultants were also hired to develop details of the story.[3]

During the writing process and after the final draft was complete, Brown was unable to attract investors; some felt that the story was too nontraditional for Philippine cinema or too large a risk for the overseas market.[5][6] Star Cinema (the Philippines' largest production company) refused to make the film in 2010, deeming it too violent compared with their usual romantic-comedy projects.[6][7] Matti offered the project to two of Star Cinema's talents, who also declined due to the film's violence.[5][6] The project was again put on hold as Matti entered the post-production stage of his horror fantasy film, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012). He was then contacted by a Star Cinema agent, who requested the revised script; three days later, the studio agreed to fund the film.[6]

Reality Entertainment, an independent film company co-founded by Matti, co-produced On the Job with Star Cinema. Reality Entertainment co-founder Dondon Monteverde, Lily Monteverde's son, said that many studios were impressed by the script but were reluctant to finance a big-budget action film.[7] Although the production team considered cutting the film's budget, they decided against it in the hope of shifting away from low-budget films. Monteverde remembered arguing that it was "really time to do something big-budget and showcase it, rather than making something small and claiming budgetary restrictions. This time we didn't give ourselves any excuses. We went all the way".[7] The film's production cost 47 million[3] (about US$1.1 million in 2013).[a]

Pre-production and filming[edit]

Joel Torre, who plays Mario "Tatang" Maghari in the film, had already been cast before Matti's script revision.[2][9] Torre said about the role, "[Mario] stuck with me, fought for me. And that gave me a lot of confidence, a Bushido Blade samurai."[6] Matti asked Piolo Pascual to play attorney Francis Coronel Jr.[6] The role of Daniel was originally written for John Lloyd Cruz, who was interested but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts; it went instead to Gerald Anderson. After a discussion between Pascual and Anderson about the film, Anderson signed for the role. He had only two weeks to film his scenes, since he was involved with a soap opera shoot at the time.[6] The role of Sergeant Joaquin Acosta was to be played by Richard Gomez, but he decided to pursue a political career in Ormoc.[6][10] Matti later cast Joey Marquez; although Marquez was seen primarily as a comedian, the director believed that he could play a charming, obnoxious character.[10]

Richard V. Somes was the film's production designer and action choreographer.[11] To prepare for the prison scenes, the production crew built a set in an abandoned building in Marikina and hired 200 extras to play convicts.[6] Principal photography took 33 days on location in a number of Manila areas, including City Hall, a Light Rail train station, and Caloocan.[12] The opening scenes were shot during the annual Basaan Festival in San Juan.[13] Filming was done in over 70 locations,[6] and the crew sometimes shot in several areas on a given day.[12] On choosing Manila as the film's key location, Matti said:

This is a Manila movie. We wanted to show as much of the cross section of Manila as we could. This is, I think, the most ambitious attempt at putting together as much variety [in a local film] in terms of look and feel.[6]

A photograph of the Red EPIC camera, with its output screen unfolded
On the Job was filmed with the Red EPIC camera.

Francis Ricardo Buhay III, who had also worked on Matti's Tiktik and Rigodon (2013), was the film's cinematographer.[14] Rather than setting up and changing lights for certain shots, Buhay filmed with the Red EPIC camera;[12] with the Red EPIC's available-lighting function (including the ability to light an entire set), the film had a modern noir style without appearing low-budget.[6]

Music[edit]

Erwin Romulo, editor-in-chief of the Philippine edition of Esquire until 2013, was On the Job's musical director.[15][16] At their first meeting, Matti hired Romulo as the music supervisor; Romulo's role changed, however, since he wanted to produce most of the tracks he had planned for the film. Romulo used lesser-known original Pilipino music tracks from otherwise-prominent Filipino musicians, such as "Maskara" and "Pinoy Blues" by the Juan de la Cruz Band. He approached Dong Abay and Radioactive Sago Project bassist Francis de Veyra to perform the songs, which were arranged by Armi Millare. Additional tracks were performed by Ely Buendia, the late FrancisM, and local band Bent Lynchpin. Bent Lynchpin member Fred Sandoval was also the film's music editor.[15]

Romulo cited works by Lalo Schifrin and director Ishmael Bernal's longtime composer, Vanishing Tribe, as influences on the soundtrack. He also considered DJ Shadow's album Endtroducing..... a significant influence, "albeit unconsciously".[15]

Release[edit]

Theatrical run and distribution[edit]

On the Job had its world premiere in the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 24.[11] Although it did not win the Caméra d'Or prize, it received a two-minute standing ovation from the audience.[3][17] The film had its Philippine release on August 28, 2013, and grossed ₱13,459,037 at the box office in three weeks.[3][4]

It was released in North America by Well Go USA Entertainment on September 27, 2013.[2] Well Go USA had bought the North American rights for the film before its premiere at Cannes, and also acquired its DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand distribution rights.[1][18] The agreement was made by Well Go USA president Doris Pfardrescher and XYZ Films founders Nate Bolotin and Aram Tertzakian.[19] On the Job played at 29 North American theaters in three weeks, grossing $164,620.[20] It was released in France by Wild Side Films,[1] and in Australia by Madman Entertainment.[21] The deals with the French and North American distribution companies secured $350,000 (₱12 million).[1] The film was also made available on the North American market through Netflix by Well Go USA.[22]

Home media[edit]

It was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Well Go USA on February 18, 2014.[23] Special features include making-of footage and deleted scenes. Justin Remer of DVD Talk praised the Blu-ray's video and audio transfers, generally criticizing its special features.[24] Kevin Yeoman of High-Def Digest and Jeffrey Kauffman of Blu-ray.com rated the release 3.5 out of 5, and agreed about the transfers and special features.[25][26] On the Job amassed $167,128 in North American video sales.[27]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

On the Job received good reviews from critics; according to an ABS-CBN reviewer, it "certainly brought back the action to Philippine cinema in more ways than one".[9] Several critics praised the cast,[28][29][30] with their performances called "well-acted"[11] and "top-notch".[31] Mikhail Lecaros praised the lead actors' "parallel depiction of the relationship between fathers and sons" in GMA News;[14] according to Philippine Entertainment Portal's Mari-An Santos, they "provide the heart of the story".[13] In Variety, Justin Chang praised Torre's departure from his usual "good-guy persona with a superbly menacing but very human performance".[11] Santos said that Pascual "holds his own, but with a consistently excellent ensemble, his acting pales in comparison";[13] according to Lecaros, he "acquits himself well as a law enforcer whose crises of faith would be right at home in a Johnnie To (Election, Breaking News) or Michael Mann (Collateral, Miami Vice) film."[14] Although Santos praised the female roles,[13] Film Business Asia's Derek Elley called them "minimal and not especially memorable";[32] a Complex magazine reviewer called them "essentially talking props, which lessens the impact of developments".[33]

Critics praised the film as engaging and well-made, but considered its plot convoluted.[11][13][30][34] Neil Young, in The Hollywood Reporter, found Matti and Yamamoto's script conventional and "many of the dialogue scenes operat[ing] on a functionally prosaic level".[35] Lecaros and Santos praised the script, which Lecaros said "puts traditional notions of right, wrong, family, and loyalty through the wringer—and then some!"[13][14] Although the police procedural subplot was described as "particularly colorful" by IndieWire,[30] The A.V. Club's Ignatiy Vishnevetsky called it dull and "occasionally heavy-handed".[36] Young said that Matti's "muscular handling of fast-paced action sequences consistently impresses",[35] and The New York Times' Jeannette Catsoulis wrote that his "pitiless view of Filipino society may be deadening, but his filming is wondrously alive".[34] Catsoulis made On the Job her "critic's pick",[34] and Rappler's Carljoe Javier said it "serves as a shot of adrenaline, not only to the hearts of [Filipino] viewers, but hopefully also to mainstream [Philippine] cinema".[29]

The review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 93 percent (based on 15 reviews) and a weighted average of 6.63 out of 10.[37] At Metacritic it has a score of 70 out of 100 (based on 11 reviews), indicating "generally favorable reviews".[38] In the Philippines, members of the Cinema Evaluation Board gave the film an "A" grade.[13]

Accolades[edit]

In addition to being featured at the Cannes Film Festival, On the Job was screened at the 17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Bucheon, South Korea.[39] Joel Torre won the Best Actor award, and the film received the Jury Prize.[39][40] At the 62nd FAMAS Awards, the film won six of its twelve nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Matti), Best Screenplay (Matti and Michiko Yamamoto), Best Editing (Jay Halili), Best Story (Matti), and Best Sound (Corinne de San Jose). Piolo Pascual also received the Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence for his performance.[41] The film received eight nominations at the 37th Gawad Urian Awards, winning two: Best Actor (Torre) and Best Sound (de San Jose).[42][43]

Adaptations[edit]

Sequel[edit]

Variety reported in December 2018 that filming had begun for On the Job 2, which is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2019. According to Matti, the sequel would be followed by a five-part miniseries.[44]

Remake[edit]

An American version of the film was confirmed in June 2013, which would be directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur[45][46] and produced by Kormákur's Blueeyes Productions. XYZ Films, the production and sales company holding the international rights, will co-produce the film and release it worldwide.[47]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exchange rate in 2013 was 42.446 Philippine pesos (₱) to one US dollar (US$), making ₱47 million worth about US$1.107 million.[8]

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