On the Job (2013 film)

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
Budget₱47 million[3]
Box office₱13.4 million[4]

On the Job (abbreviated as OTJ) is a 2013 Philippine neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Erik Matti, who co-wrote it with Michiko Yamamoto based on his story. Starring Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez and Piolo Pascual, it tells the story of two contract killing 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 perform contract killings before being reincarcerated. Matti incorporated this experience into a screenplay he co-wrote with Yamamoto. In 2010, Star Cinema initially declined to produce the film, deeming it too violent compared to their usual romantic comedy projects, but by 2012, agreed to co-produce under Matti's independent film company, Reality Entertainment. 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 in the Directors' Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 24, where it received praise and a standing ovation. The film was released in the Philippines on August 28, 2013, and in the United States and Canada on September 27. It enjoyed very good reviews from both foreign and domestic critics. The sequel, On the Job 2, is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2019.

Plot

In a Philippines rife with violence, corruption and poverty, hitmen Mario and Daniel are prisoners frequently released and paid to perform hits for their boss, Thelma. Mario spends his earnings on his daughter's law school tuition and for his estranged wife, Lulette. Daniel, the younger and most reckless partner, pays remittances to his family and spends the rest on goods and privileges inside prison. Daniel has come to see Mario as a mentor and father figure. After the pair murder drug lord Tiu and return to prison, Tiu's murder case is assigned to NBI Agent Francis Coronel through the agent's father-in-law, Congressman Manrique. 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 the case was taken from him for political reasons.

Mario and Daniel next carry out a hit on a woman named Linda. Upon hearing of her death, Linda's husband Pol seeks the help of Acosta, his former colleague in 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 public office in the Senate. Pacheco runs a gun-for-hire operation using prisoners, and kills others involved in the business in order to protect his campaign. Acosta agrees to protect Pol and heads to the station; along the way, though, he cross paths with Coronel and Bernabe. While the two confront Acosta, Daniel shoots Pol, but his pistol jams before he can deliver the fatal shot. The three officers converge on them, forcing Daniel and Mario to flee. At the hospital, Daniel shoots the janitor to create a commotion, allowing Mario to kill the bedridden Pol. The two then 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 and explains that he intends to arrest Pacheco. Manrique warns Coronel that Pacheco's indictment will cause their downfall, as he considers Pacheco to be his "last resort" having exhausted all of his options to remain affluent. Before pursuing politics, Manrique was a client in 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 informs him that his father was not corrupt but was in fact killed while trying to expose corruption. Acosta himself was demoted for his part in working to weed out corruption. When Coronel discovers Mario's identity, he visits Lulette, whom he sees cavorting with Mario's friend, Boy. Coronel, who is unsuccessful in interrogating Lulette, informs Acosta of the affair which Acosta uses as leverage while interrogating Mario. Acosta is unsuccessful, but Mario later expresses to Daniel a sense of betrayal by his family's abandonment.

Tiu's father tells Acosta and Coronel that he can provide them with the evidence they need to arrest Pacheco. On the way, though, Coronel abandons Acosta to visit Pacheco, who admitted killing Coronel's father "to save the country, literally". Coronel uses his cellphone to discreetly record a conversation between Pacheco and his men regarding the murder of Tiu's father.

Coronel's wife Nicky is angered when he spoke of his intention to take down Pacheco, incriminating Manrique in the process. Daniel kills Coronel in front of police headquarters for his next hit. Enraged, Acosta attacks Pacheco and Manrique's security detail, resulting in a brief shootout until Pacheco orders them to cease fire. Mario realizes on the day of his parole that he has no reason to leave, as his family no longer wants to have anything to do with him. Albeit saddened, he stabs Daniel to death in order to remain incarcerated. Coronel's death is mourned by many, including Nicky, and Acosta is summarily dismissed. After visiting Daniel's wake from afar, Mario visits 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

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

Development

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

Erik Matti, the director of On the Job, took inspiration from a Viva Films service driver, an ex-convict who said he used to be temporarily freed to perform contract killings and then reincarcerated.[5] Matti shelved this idea until he ended his hiatus from directing with The Arrival, a short film he released to positive response at select film festivals in 2009.[5][6] He opened the short with an eight-minute trailer of On the Job featuring Joel Torre in an attempt to pitch the latter film.[5][6] The trailer, too, achieved a favorable response, particularly from Twitch Film editor Todd Brown, who then inquired 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 investors for financing.[6] On the script's ninth revision, screenwriter Michiko Yamamoto came on board to help finalize the remainder of the draft.[6] Four uncredited consultants were also hired to develop details in the story.[3]

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

Reality Entertainment, an independent film company Matti co-founded, 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 an expensive action film.[7] The production team considered reducing the film's budget, but decided not to, hoping to shift away from making low-budget films; Monteverde recalled 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 production cost for the film amounted to 47 million[3] (about US$1.1 million in 2013).[a]

Pre-production and filming

Joel Torre, who portrays Mario "Tatang" Maghari in the film, had already been cast before Matti's script revision.[2][9] Of the role, Torre said, "[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 the role of 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 on for the role. Anderson had only two weeks to film his scenes as he was occupied with a soap opera shoot at the time.[6] The role of Sergeant Joaquin Acosta was to be played by Richard Gomez, but he chose instead to pursue a political career in Ormoc.[6][10] Matti later cast Joey Marquez; although Marquez was seen primarily as a comedian, Matti believed he would be able to portray a charming, obnoxious character.[10]

Richard V. Somes was both the production designer and action choreographer of On the Job.[11] To prepare for the prison scenes, the production crew built a set in an abandoned building in Marikina, hiring 200 extras to play convicts.[6] Principal photography lasted 33 days, on location in multiple Manila areas, including Manila 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 stretched across over 70 locations,[6] and the crew sometimes shot numerous areas in a given day.[12] On choosing Manila as a key location for the film, 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 shot with the Red EPIC camera.

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

Music

Erwin Romulo, the editor-in-chief for the Philippine edition of Esquire until 2013, served as the musical director of On the Job.[15][16] At their first meeting, Matti hired Romulo as the music supervisor, but Romulo's role transformed as he wanted to produce most of the tracks he had planned for the film. Romulo employed 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 two songs, arranged by Armi Millare. Additional tracks were performed by Ely Buendia, the late FrancisM, and the local band Bent Lynchpin. One member of Bent Lynchpin, 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 to the soundtrack. Romulo also considered DJ Shadow's album Endtroducing..... to be a heavy influence, "albeit unconsciously".[15]

Release

Theatrical run and distribution

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 was well regarded by the viewers, receiving a two-minute standing ovation.[3][17] The film had its Philippine release on August 28, 2013 and, over three weeks, grossed ₱13,459,037 at the box office.[3][4]

The film 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 it premiered at Cannes; they also acquired rights for DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand distributions.[1][18] The deal was brokered by Well Go USA President Doris Pfardrescher and XYZ Films founders Nate Bolotin and Aram Tertzakian.[19] On the Job played in 29 North American theaters in three weeks, grossing $164,620.[20] It was also released in France by Wild Side Films[1] and in Australia by Madman Entertainment.[21] The deals with French and North American distribution companies secured $350,000 (₱12 million).[1]

The film was also made available to the North American market through Netflix by Well Go USA.[22]

Home media

On the Job 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 both the Blu-ray's video and audio transfers while generally criticizing its special features.[24] Both Kevin Yeoman of High-Def Digest and Jeffrey Kauffman of Blu-ray.com scored the release 3.5 out of 5, and offered similar commentary in regard to the transfers and special features.[25][26] On the Job accumulated $167,128 video sales in North America.[27]

Reception

Critical response

On the Job enjoyed very good reviews from critics, whose consensus states that 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 works described as "well-acted"[11] and "top-notch".[31] Mikhail Lecaros in GMA News lauded the lead actors' "parallel depiction of the relationship between fathers and sons",[14] as did Philippine Entertainment Portal's Mari-An Santos, who said "provide the heart of the story".[13] Writing for Variety, Justin Chang praised Torre's departure from his usual "good-guy persona with a superbly menacing but very human performance".[11] Of Pascual, Santos said the actor "holds his own, but with a consistently excellent ensemble, his acting pales in comparison",[13] and Lecaros said 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] While Santos praised the female roles,[13] Film Business Asia's Derek Elley said they were "minimal and not especially memorable",[32] and the Complex magazine critic lamented their portrayal as "essentially talking props, which lessens the impact of developments".[33]

Although critics lauded the film as engaging and well made, they considered its plot to be 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] Conversely, Lecaros and Santos praised the script, which the former said "puts traditional notions of right, wrong, family, and loyalty through the wringer—and then some!".[13][14] The police procedural subplot was lauded by IndieWire as "particularly colorful",[30] but Ignatiy Vishnevetsky in The A.V. Club called it a bore as well as "occasionally heavy-handed".[36] Of Matti, however, Young said the director's "muscular handling of fast-paced action sequences consistently impresses"[35] and The New York Times' Jeannette Catsoulis said his "pitiless view of Filipino society may be deadening, but his filming is wondrously alive".[34] Catsoulis selected On the Job as 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 14 reviews, and a weighted average of 6.5 out of 10.[37] At Metacritic, the film 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

In addition to featuring 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] At the 37th Gawad Urian Awards, the film received eight nominations, winning two—Best Actor (Torre), and Best Sound (de San Jose).[42][43]

Adaptations

Sequel

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

Remake

In June 2013, an American remake of the film was confirmed, to be directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur.[45][46] It will be produced by Kormákur's Blueeyes Productions. XYZ Films, the production and sales company that represents the international rights to the film, will also co-produce and will release it worldwide.[47]

Footnotes

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

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