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 Césars awards, They Call Me Jeeg is a superhero film 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 figures so characteristic of city suburbs, it is also inspired bu an unconditional love of 1980s japanimation.
Version : Italian, French and English subtitles
Director: Gabriele Mainetti
Producer: Gabriele Mainetti
Screenplay: Nicola Guaglianone et Menotti
Cinematography: Michele d’Attanasio
Editing: Andrea Maguolo
Music: Mainetti, Michele Braga
Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli