Enzo Ceccotti, a shabby little thief, falls into a contaminated container and takes on super powers. An enormous public success in Italy, the big winner of the most recent Donatellos, the Italian equivalent of the César awards, They Call Me Jeeg is a superhero lm that the French public would hardly imagine in their wildest dreams.
Gabriele Mainetti’s film succeeds in achieving real balance by transforming a pathetic adult antihero with a pot-belly into an all- powerful hero. Deeply rooted in Roman culture, with its popular gures so characteristic of city suburbs, it is also inspired by an unconditional love of 1980s japanimation.
Runtime: 1hr 48min
Version: Italian / with English and French subtitles
Director: Gabriele Mainetti
Producers: Gabriele Mainetti
Scenario: Nicola Guaglianone et Menotti
Cinematography: Michele d’Attanasio
Editing: Andrea Maguolo
Music: Mainetti, Michele Braga
Actors: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli