|Joel Torre (as Tatang) stars in the movie On the Job. — Photo hollywoodreporter.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — During the third week of its Southeast Asian movie month, the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD) will present a screening of the Filipino film On the Job tomorrow, November 23.
Produced in 2013, On the Job is a neo-noir crime thriller written and directed by Erik Matti. When a prominent drug dealer is murdered, Sergeant Acosta (Joey Marquez) takes the lead on the investigation. The trail of the two criminals who committed the murder – Tatang (Joel Torre) and Daniel (Gerald Anderson) – goes cold almost immediately. As it turns out, Tatang and Daniel were shuttled straight back to prison; the last place the police think to look.
Federal agent Francis’ (Piolo Pascual) controlling father-in-law and Congressman Manrique (Michael De Mesa) calls him in to oversee the case on the orders of General Pacheco (Leo Martinez). Unable to trust his superiors, Acosta continues to stay involved and starts to show Francis just how immoral his superiors are. Caught in a web of deceit and corruption, Acosta and Francis are on a collision course with the government officials who will do anything to silence them.
On the Job was shown during the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it received much acclaim.
The film will be screened in Filipino with Vietnamese and English subtitles. Donation (at door): VNĐ20,000/person. TPD is at 51 Trần Hưng Đạo Street (4th floor). — VNS