in about 100 words or less
Italy 112m, Colour
Director: Gabriele Mainetti; Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli, Stefano Ambrogi
They Call Me Jeeg is gritty superhero film about Enzo Ceccotti, a low-life criminal who develops super strength after being exposed to radioactive waste. While not the most original or likely origin story, the interaction between Jeeg and a traumatized young woman named Alessia develops into a surprisingly heartfelt and complex relationship. As Jeeg’s adversary, “The Gipsy” is as a wholly disturbing character whose maniacal behavior rivals any comic book villain (Klaus Ming October 2017).