On the Job is debuting at the Venice Film Festival. Dennis Trillo as Roman Rubio in a still from On the Job.
On the Job is debuting at the Venice Film Festival. Dennis Trillo as Roman Rubio in a still from On the Job.

Venice 2021: The Wire meets Scorsese in Filipino director’s corruption and murder epic On The Job: The Missing 8, soon to be an HBO miniseries

  • Inspired by a real event, the Ampatuan massacre of 56 journalists in the Philippines in 2009, The Missing 8 tells a story of small-town corruption and murder
  • With a meta-documentary approach like that of The Wire and a soundtrack of lounge tunes, it is ‘an homage to American gangster films’, director Erik Matti says

On the Job is debuting at the Venice Film Festival. Dennis Trillo as Roman Rubio in a still from On the Job.
On the Job is debuting at the Venice Film Festival. Dennis Trillo as Roman Rubio in a still from On the Job.
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