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They Call Me Jeeg (2015)

Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (original title)
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Enzo, a lonely and misanthropic small time crook, uses the superpowers gained after falling in the Tiber river to chase down a crazy gangster called "The gypsy".

Director:

Gabriele Mainetti

Writers:

Nicola Guaglianone (story), Nicola Guaglianone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Santamaria ... Enzo Ceccotti
Luca Marinelli ... Zingaro
Ilenia Pastorelli Ilenia Pastorelli ... Alessia
Stefano Ambrogi Stefano Ambrogi ... Sergio
Maurizio Tesei Maurizio Tesei ... Biondo
Francesco Formichetti Francesco Formichetti ... Sperma
Daniele Trombetti Daniele Trombetti ... Tazzina
Joel Sy Joel Sy ... Claudietto
Gianluca Di Gennaro ... Antonio
Salvatore Esposito ... Vincenzo
Antonia Truppo Antonia Truppo ... Nunzia
Juana Jimenez Juana Jimenez ... Marcellone
Tommaso Di Carlo Tommaso Di Carlo ... Efeso
Giampaolo Crescenzio Giampaolo Crescenzio ... Pinocchio
Tamken Abdulaziz Tamken Abdulaziz ... Corriere #1
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Storyline

The film is a strange and anti-hero transposition of a very popular animated manga cartoon in the 80's called Steel Jeeg. Here, a young outlaw (Enzo) is somehow affected by radioactive waste in the Tiber waters in Rome. He subsequently finds out he has gained super powers and interprets them as a reward for never having managed to enter the criminal world that counts. The inside joke reveals itself when Enzo meets Alessia, who believes the charming hero is the personification of the hero in the cartoon she used to watch.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 February 2016 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

They Call Me Jeeg Robot See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Budget:

€1,700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in the film, Enzo is asked if he was bitten by a bat in order to become a superhero. Claudio Santamaria (Enzo) previously served as the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman for the Italian dubbing of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and also for The Lego Movie's Batman. Also, the off-screen voice heard from a TV reporter in the closing sequence, was provided by Adriano Giannini who dubbed the Joker in the same series of movies. See more »

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Ti stringerò
Lyrics by Gerry Manzoli
Composed by Mauro Lusini
Performed by Nada Malanima
Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music Italiana
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Review: "They Call Me Jeeg" By Sombrero
7 October 2017 | by pfsombreroSee all my reviews

Well, one year after his release I finally watch "They Call Me Jeeg". I had great expectations for this movie, and most of it was met. This movie tell the story of a "superhero" produced in Italy and directed and interpreted by Italian director and actors,who have become accustomed to the usual "cine-panettoni", I can call it a "small masterpiece". Of course, it is not perfect, in fact in some points the acting (in some cases), the accuracy of certain details, the characterization of some characters and the audio of the movie(although, all in all, in a few moments). Finally, after seeing 1173 movies in my life, I think I can say that this movie deserves a lot, considering also Gabriele Mainetti's still not have many experiences as a director. So I suggest to all those who have lost it to dedicate 1: 52h of their time. Thanks for reading and regards from Sombrero.


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