Filipino movie cable channel Cinema One, will be the first to premiere the award-winning crime thriller On The Job, at eight o’clock tonight over the “Blockbuster Sundays” block.
OTJ, which was directed by Erik Matti, stars Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez, Angel Aquino, Shaina Magdayao, Empress, Leo Martinez, Michael de Mesa, Vivian Velez, and Rayver Cruz in some of their grittiest roles to date.
This stellar cast plays out the story of four men struggling to survive and to make a living for themselves and their loved ones.
On The Job was one of 21 selected feature films screened at the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. There, it received a two-minute standing ovation.
The film also became critically acclaimed by both foreign and local film critics.
Senior film critic of Variety, Justin Chang, described On The Job as “a steadily engrossing crime thriller” that is well-acted with local flavor. In a review by Film Business Asia, on the other hand, the film was called “a well-packaged, tenebrous crime thriller with a clever idea.”