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They Call Me Jeeg(Movie, 2015)

Original title: "Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot" (Italian/IT)
1h 52min | Genres: Action, Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Science Fiction
They Call Me JeegRating: 3.8/5 (with 941 votes)
They Call Me Jeeg (Italian: Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot; lit. 'They called him Jeeg Robot') is a 2015 Italian super hero action film directed by Gabriele Mainetti and starring Claudio Santamaria in the lead role. The plot concerns a lonely misanthropic crook named Enzo, who gets superhuman strength after being affected by radioactive waste in the Tiber waters. The film is a tribute to the anime and manga series Steel Jeeg (Jeeg robot d'acciaio in Italy, where it is very popular) by Gō Nagai, from which takes up some thematics; the title is an in-joke based on the Alessia character who believes that the hero of the anime, Hiroshi Shiba, exists in the real world, and she mistakes Enzo for him. The title is also a reference to the spaghetti western film They Call Me Trinity (Lo chiamavano Trinità). It received largely positive critical reviews and was nominated for several film industry awards, including seventeen David di Donatello, winning eight. The film was also one of seven films on a shortlist to be selected as the Italian entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at th... ()
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About They Call Me Jeeg

Enzo Ceccotti comes into contact with a radioactive substance, then accidently discovers he has superpowers. A touchy, navel-gazing introvert, he’s sure his new capabilities will do wonders for his life of crime, but that all changes when he meets Alessia, who’s convinced he’s the hero from the famous Japanese comic strip, Steel Jeeg Robot.


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Additional Information

Production country: Italy
Plays in: Italy
Original language: Italian (IT)
Spoken languages: Italian (IT)
Translated into 19 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/17/2015
Screenwriter: Nicola Guaglianone
Film Editor: Andrea Maguolo
Director of Photography: Michele D'Attanasio
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Lo llamaban Jeeg Robot"
"Jeeg The Robot"
"They Call Me Jeeg Robot"
"They Call Me Jeeg Robot"
Keywords: superhero
Budget: 1,900,000 USD
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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