Southeast Asian movie month: “On the Job” (2013)

Southeast Asian movie month: “On the Job” (2013)

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Fri 23 Nov 2018, 7.30 pm
51 Tran Hung Dao Str, Hanoi

From TPD:

During the third week of the Southeast Asian movie month at TPD, Cinema Space would like to introduce the Filipino film On the Job.

Film notes:

ON THE JOB • Philippines • 2013
120′ | Action • Crime • Drama

On the Job (abbreviated as OTJ) is a neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Erik Matti. It stars Joel Torre, Gerald Anderson, Piolo Pascual and Joey Marquez. In the story, two contract killing prisoners (Torre and Anderson) are temporarily released from jail to carry out political executions in a corrupt justice system, whereas two law enforcers (Pascual and Marquez) are tasked with investigating the drug-related murder case, connected to the prison gun-for-hire business. Michael de Mesa, Leo Martinez, Vivian Velez, Angel Aquino, Shaina Magdayao and Rayver Cruz play supporting roles.

On the Job was shown in the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 24, where it received praise and a standing ovation. The film opened in the Philippines on August 28 by Star Cinema, and in North America on September 27 by Well Go USA Entertainment, to very positive reviews from both local and international critics. [Wikipedia]

Language: Filipino with Vietnamese and English subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purposes and to raise funds for the Young Cinema Fund at TPD
• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis

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Watch the film’s trailer here:

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents TPD was established with the purposes of designing and implementing programs to assist and develop movie talents and other activities for the development of Vietnamese cinema.

The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents
51 Tran Hung Dao Str (4th floor), Hanoi
Tel: 024 3936 6559
Email: [email protected]

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