Cinema Italy

Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot


  • 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
  • 8½ - Festa do Cinema Italiano 2016: Competição
  • Brussels Film Festival 2016: Panorama Outsiders
  • Cinema Italia - Israel 2016
  • Cinema Italia Oggi - New Italian Cinema in Warsaw 2016
  • Cinema Made in Italy - London 2016
  • De Rome à Paris 2016
  • Globi d'Oro 2016: Best Film
  • Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2016: Toronto Film Critics Association Award
  • Italian Film Festival in Scotland 2016
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016: Variety Critics' Choice
  • Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2016
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2016: Contemporary World Cinema
  • Semana de Cine Italiano - Buenos Aires 2016
  • Shanghai International Film Festival 2016: Focus Italy
  • Tokyo Italian Film Festival 2016
  • Rome Film Fest 2015: Official Selection


  • Date: October 10, 2016
  • Time: 09:15 PM
  • Venue: Regal Cinemas South Beach
  • Address: 1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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About the Film

  • English: They call me Jeeg
  • Duration: 1:52
  • Genre: Action-Drama
  • Release: 2015
  • Director: Gabriele Mainetti
  • Music Director: Michele Braga, Gabriele Mainetti
  • Editor: Andrea Maguolo
  • Screen Play: Nicola Guaglianone, Menotti
  • Producer: Gabriele Mainetti
  • Photography: Michele D'Attanasio
  • Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Stefano Ambrogi, Ilenia Pastorelli, Maurizio Tesei, Francesco Formichetti, Daniele Trombetti

There are people who want to save or conquer the world and then there are people that just struggle to go on living among criminals and Camorra bosses. A filthy Tiber river in a Rome of filthy rooms and filthy souls serves as backdrop to the number one Box Office hit of 2015. A film worthy of 11 awards (including 7 David di Donatello) and 19 additional nominations in which all the main characters live at the margin of society, a society that refuses them and doesn’t give a chance to change their condition. Enzo is a low grade thief who has lost all hopes on society and on its own life, living day to day with no ambitions, eating yogurt and watching porn movies. He will use the superpowers casually granted to him while escaping arrest just to repeat his habits over and over. Alessia is a girl with a mental disorder who escapes reality by continuously watching the Jeeg Robot anime and relating everything to it. Zingaro (the Gypsy) is trying to find his place in the world (Rome) by achieving fame, inspired by a variety of bad guys from reality TV shows, and now trying to be the most known and feared criminal (again, in Rome). “Normal” people seem to live in another universe, behind a one way mirror: Enzo watches and despises them, while they pretend not to see him at all and, in general, the horrors of the world. This situation is interrupted only by a series of terrorist attacks, that recall those that in Italy are called the Years of Lead, and later by Enzo’s tentative switch towards being a different person. It is really amazing to witness the constant tie to reality that the movie has, despite the superpowers: common streets, common people, common criminals and common situations in a light that is sometime harsh and violent and sometimes moving and incredibly human.