Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot

de Gabriele Mainetti


While trying to escape from the police, Enzo falls into the Tiber River and in the process, comes into contact with toxic waste. The morning after, he wakes up with superhuman strength. Up to here, the typical superhero storyline. But Enzo doesn’t want to make use of his powers to benefit others, at least not until he meets a girl who’s obsessed with the Japanese series “Steel Jeeg”.


Gabriele Mainetti

Trained as a director and screenwriter at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, his debut feature film, They Call Me Jeeg (2015), was one of the big surprises at Sitges 2016.

Technical information

ITALY, 2015

DirectorGabriele Mainetti

ProducerGabriele Mainetti

ScreenplayGabriele Mainetti, Nicola Guaglianone

CinematographyMichele d’Attanasi

Visual EffectsLuca della Grotta

WithClaudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli

Edition: 2016
Section: Òrbita
Original language: Italian