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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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Enzo Ceccotti
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Zingaro
Ilenia Pastorelli ...
Alessia
Stefano Ambrogi ...
Sergio
Maurizio Tesei ...
Biondo
Francesco Formichetti ...
Sperma
Daniele Trombetti ...
Tazzina
Joel Sy ...
Claudietto
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Antonio
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Vincenzo
Antonia Truppo ...
Nunzia
Juana Jimenez ...
Marcellone
Tommaso Di Carlo ...
Efeso
Giampaolo Crescenzio ...
Pinocchio
Tamken Abdulaziz ...
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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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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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Features Kôtetsu jîgu (1975) See more »

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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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off beat chaotic little gem
27 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

this is a slow, somewhat disjointed little number. it holds an enjoyable darkness that keeps you just out of your comfort zone.

better subtitles would have helped along with less random plot lines, however there is a lot to make up for that, it is cleverly filmed and you are left with a feeling for a grimy cheap world of an Italian underclass.

the psychopath is a delight and the random criminal activities lurched from surreal to weird without quite hitting the mainstream.

I would recommend it of you are looking for something a little different from the usual mainstream pap.


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