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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".

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Gabriele Mainetti

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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 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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Soundtracks

Un'emozione da poco
Lyrics by Ivano Fossati
Composed by Guido Guglielminetti
Performed by Luca Marinelli
Programming: Michele Braga
Original song courtesy of RCA Italiana/Universal Music Publishing Records
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Marvel and DC could learn from this wonderful deconstruction
6 May 2017 | by paraduxSee all my reviews

Here is a backstory you will not find in a comic book, but likely deserves one anyway.

A non-traditional director does a superhero film in Italy (believed to the first ever) and sets it against a backdrop of actual themes and events and social issues well known to those who live there.

Unlike Marvel and DC, who are fighting each other to the death in an insane crusade to monetize every last story, treatment, and dust bunny in their respective archives, director Mainetti took what he needed from the superhero mythology and threw the rest out.

The mere fact that this movie does not care about a sequel or a franchise or a merchandising spin off gives it instant points in my book.

When you look closely at it, and see solid writing, good performances, and even a "tragic romance" as good as anything from a daytime soap, you realize that we have something very special here.

Recommended.


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