They Call Me Jeeg (2015) - Trailer
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Luigi Mazzullo, Emanuele Romano, Luca Marinelli, Daniela De Vita, Giorgio Savino, Ilenia Pastorelli, Marta Pinna, Anna Maria Zamperla, Stefano Ambrogi, Jennifer Distaso, Mirko Zamperla, Maurizio Tesei, Roberto Libertini, Alice Vicario, Francesco Formichetti, Leandro Carano, Daniele Trombetti, Matteo Bianchi, Joel Sy, Matteo Barbaliscia, Gianluca Di Gennaro, Elisa Benigni, Salvatore Esposito, Nicola Guaglianone, Antonia Truppo, Raffaele Crisai, Juana Jimenez, Stefano Agresti, Tommaso Di Carlo
Director(s): Gabriele Mainetti
Trailer: They Call Me Jeeg (2015)
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".
Playing at the 42nd Annual Seattle International Film Festival: http://bit.ly/siff2016-theycallmejeeg
This Italian superhero movie is no glossy Marvel blockbuster, but instead explores the grittiness of the organized crime world, this generation's obsession with celebrity, and the responsibility that comes with privilege. via SIFF News
Synopsis: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.