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They Call Me Jeeg Robot

5.8
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Original title
Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robotaka
AKA
  • They Call Me Jeeg
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Nicola Guaglianone, Menotti (Story: Nicola Guaglianone)
Music
Michele Braga, Gabriele Mainetti
Cinematography
Michele D'Attanasio
Cast
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Producer
Goon Films / Rai Cinema / Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC)
Genre
Thriller. Drama. Fantasy | Superheroes. Mafia
Official Site
http://www.lochiamavanojeegrobot.it/
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
2015: 7 David di Donatello Awards: incl. New Director, Actor, Actress & Supp Actors
2016: Sitges Film Festival: Best Film ("Orbita")
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