A film by Gabriele Mainetti
Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli
English: They called him Jeeg Robot
Ok here is a Italian film that was released in 2015 we just got it in France on the big screen today. C’est la vie. The english title however is going to be They call me Jeeg Robot.
Enzo (Claudio Santamaria), a small-time criminal who makes ends meet on a daily basis, pick-pocketing and so on a small fish staying out of the gaze of the bigger fish. One day, after being chase by the police Enzo hides along the side of the bay in the water. After being sick and vomiting black goop, Enzo discovers he can suddenly resist almost any impact, he is super-strong, and his wounds heals fast. So he uses his newfound powers the best way he knows: By ripping an ATM machine with his bare hands, well after all he is a criminal so therefore it is going to be easy for him to make money.
Alessia is a girl with a mental disorder who escapes reality by continuously watching the Jeeg Robot anime and relating everything to it. Somehow because of her the emotional wall that Enzo has been building around him is going to crash slowly. In the mix you put in an other gang headed by Fabio who see things in big. Here it is not you standard super hero story. It is funny at times and dark the next, than sad and so on. Jeeg Robot totally cleaned up at the Italian Oscars, getting sixteen nominations out of a possible twenty-four, and winning seven of them, including all four acting categories. The thing is here they left it open for a second one or more which I hope to see them made.