On The Job: The Missing 8 is the latest International Feature for the Philippines and it’s a sequel to the film On The Job. Director Erik Matti has created an epic 3 hr 30 film inspired by the true story of eight people who’re killed viciously in the city of La Paz, around two hours north of Manila.
The film is about Sisoy Salas, a journalist who begins to investigate the killing of a friend and colleague. And about Roman Rubio, a hired assassin, who is currently in prison but is allowed to leave temporarily to perform assassinations.
Erik Matti’s latest film portrays the Philippines as a nation so entrenched in corruption that unfortunately the only way for even the best of people to make any progress in their investigation is to get their hands dirty too.
The film is so much more than just the missing eight, but for the hundreds and hundreds of people that have gone missing and killed due to politics and due to corrupt and greedy individuals.