Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson-starrer, OTJ, included in Directors' Fortnight of Cannes Film Fest

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Apr 23, 2013

Filipino film OTJ (On the Job) will have its world premiere at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. This action-thriller is one of the 21 feature films included in the Directors’ Fortnight line-up.

Starring Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson, this movie is directed by Erik Matti.

Just a few days ago, it was reported that two Filipino films will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes. These are: Adolf Alix Jr.'s Death March and Lav Diaz's Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan.

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Co-produced by Star Cinema and Reality Entertainment, OTJ also stars Shaina Magdayao, Rayver Cruz, Joel Torre, Michael de Mesa, Angel Aquino, Empress, Vivian Velez, Leo Martinez, and Joey Marquez.

Hollywoodreporter.com describes On the Job as a "prisoners-and-politicians hit-man thriller."

In the film, Gerald is cast as an inmate working as a hitman or professional killer while Piolo portrays the NBI agent tasked to hunt him down.

The Directors' Fortnight runs at the Cannes Film Festival in France from May 16-26, 2013.

In total, there are 21 feature films including seven first films.

Here is the list of films that will be part of the Directors' Fortnight:

The Congress, dir: Ari Folman
A Strange Course Of Events, dir: Raphael Nadjari
Apres La Nuit, dir: Basil Da Cunha
The Apaches, dir: Thierry De Peretti
Blue Ruin, dir: Jeremy Saulnier
La Danza De La Realidad, dir: Alejandro Jodorowosky
Jodorowsky’s Dune, dir: Frank Pavich
L’Escale, dir: Kaveh Bakhtiari
Henri, dir: Yolande Moreau
La Fille Du 14 Juillet, dir: Antonin Peretjako
Ilo Ilo, dir: Anthony Chen
Last Day On Mars, dir: Ruairi Robinson
Les Garçons Et Guillaume, A Table!, dir: Guillaume Gallienne
The Selfish Giant, dir: Clio Barnard
Magic Magic, dir: Sebastian Silva
On The Job, dir: Erik Matti
Tip Top, dir: Serge Bozon
Ugly, dir: Anurag Kashyap
Un Voyageur, dir: Marcel Ophuls
The Summer Of The Flying Fish, dir: Marcela Said
We Are What We Are, dir: Jim Mickle

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