"Minamata" is a 2020 drama film directed by Andrew Levitas.
The starring cast includes Johnny Depp, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jun Kunimura, Bill Nighy, Tadanobu Asano, Minami Hinase, Katherine Jenkins, Masayoshi Haneda, Ryo Kase, Akiko Iwase and others.
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Vertigo Releasing on Monday, October 12, 2020 released the trailer for "Minamata" you can watch here:
Minamata | Official International Trailer | In Cinemas 2021.
Here is a short review of "Minamata" movie plot summary.
In 1971, the American photographer W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) is famous for his numerous "photographic essays" published in Life, but he becomes a recluse. Initially he refuses a commission from Life magazine editor Robert Hayes (Bill Nighy) to return to Japan and investigate the poisoning of Minamata residents. A passionate Japanese translator, Aileen (Minami), urges him to accept it. Smith is finally convinced to do his best to unmask the devastating effects of corporate greed, an accomplice of the local police and government. He travels to Minamata in Japan to document the devastating effect of mercury poisoning and Minamata disease in coastal communities. This disease is caused by industrial pollution linked to the activities of the chemical company Chisso. Armed with only his Minolta camera against a powerful company, Smith must win the trust of the broken community and find the images that will bring this story to the world. While there, Smith becomes the victim of severe reprisals. He is therefore urgently repatriated to the United States. However, this report will make him an icon of photojournalism.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Minamata" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Minamata" movie release date was scheduled to be on February 21, 2020 (Berlinale), on February 5, 2021 (United States) and on February 12, 2021 (United Kingdom) distributing by American International Pictures (AIP), (MGM/UAR), (United States, Canada, Germany and Switzerland), Vertigo Releasing, (United Kingdom), Shaw Organisation, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, GEM Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
The duration of the film is 115 minutes.
"Minamata" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"Minamata" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 61/100.
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