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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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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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References Kôtetsu jîgu (1975) See more »

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Jeeg Robot, l'uomo d'acciaio
Lyrics by Marcello Casco, P. Lepore, Paolo Moroni
Composed by Michiaki Watanabe
Performed by Claudio Santamaria
Produced by Michele Braga and Gabriele Mainetti
Original song courtesy of Detto Music di Detto Mariano
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If you have a good idea ...
18 May 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Go with it! Actually run with it would be better. And the filmmaker of this one did exactly that. It's always about the money, although you couldn't tell the budget for this one, because the mind goes a long way. And they really though of something that while it may not be unique, it very much feels like it is. And that alone is worth more than a really big budget.

So if you are open minded and like weird Indie movies, you will have the time of your life with this one. It's our anti-hero who's carrying this, but also the female lead who's helping a lot (maybe not always literally but you get the point). It may feel creepy or wrong at times, but that just goes to show you, that the movie is rough on the edges. And it's refreshing that it doesn't seem to mind about correctness one way or another. One of the best Fantasy movies in the last couple of years - and who said Italy couldn't do any Genre movies anymore?


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