They call me Jeeg

By Gabriele Mainetti

Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Stefano Ambrogi, Ilenia Pastorelli, Maurizio Tesei, Francesco Formichetti, Daniele Trombetti, Antonia Truppo, Gianluca Di Gennaro, Salvo Esposito

Screenplay: Nicola Guaglianone, Menotti
Cinematography: Michele D'Attanasio
Editing: Andrea Maguolo
Set design: Massimiliano Sturiale
Costume design: Mary Montalto
Music: Michele Braga, Gabriele Mainetti
Production: Goon Films, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT
Country:Italy year:2015 film run:112'

Enzo Ceccotti comes into contact with a radioactive substance. Because of an accident he precipitates from the ninth floor but gets up with just a few scratches. This is how he discovers his superpowers.  Grumpy, withdrawn and introverted, Enzo welcomes the gift of the new powers as a blessing for his criminal career. Everything changes when he meets Alessia, who is convinced that he is the hero of the famous Japanese cartoon Jeeg Steel Robot.

Enzo Ceccotti, un pregiudicato di borgata, entra in contatto con una sostanza radioattiva. A causa di un incidente precipita dal nono piano e si rialza con qualche graffio, scopre cosi di essere diventato invulnerabile. Ombroso, introverso e chiuso in se stesso, Enzo accoglie il dono dei nuovi poteri come una benedizione per la sua carriera di delinquente. Tutto cambia quando incontra Alessia, convinta che lui sia l’eroe del famoso cartone animato giapponese Jeeg Robot d’acciaio.

Festival & Awards:

  • Rome Film Fest 2015: Official Selection
  • Ajaccio Italian Film Festival 2016: Compétition
  • Brussels Film Festival 2016: Panorama Outsiders
  • David di Donatello 2016: Best Debut Director, Best Producer, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ilenia Pastorelli), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Claudio Santamaria), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Antonia Truppo), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Luca Marinelli), Best Editor
  • Globi d'Oro 2016: Best Film
  • ICFF Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2016: Toronto Film Critics Association Award
  • International Thessaloniki Film Festival 2016: Open Horizons
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016: Variety Critics' Choice
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Contemporary World Cinema
  • Shanghai International Film Festival 2016: Focus Italy
  • Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2016: Òrbita