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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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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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Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot: a (very) Good Italian Film.
6 October 2016 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

A very good film, not afraid of showing on the screen the ugly people we are. This looked like a real National product to me, devoid of major foreign influences: it recalled much more of Pasolini's suburbs or of Pazienza's bad boys than of Deadpool or Kick-Ass. Which is something I liked very much.

A catching opening scene, a solid plot, some very good actors and a great villain (Fabbio: Luca Marinelli won a David for this performance) will make you overlook some lack of craftsmanship in special effects or in action scenes.

And originality is priceless. So sometimes is good to diverge from International main stream, I guess. Enjoy.


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