"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.

Here are "Minamata" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Minamata movie?

Vertigo Releasing on Monday, October 12, 2020 released the trailer for "Minamata" you can watch here:
Minamata | Official International Trailer | In Cinemas 2021.

Plot summary

What is Minamata movie plot?

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.


Who plays who in the Minamata movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Minamata" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Johnny Depp  as W. Eugene Smith
Hiroyuki Sanada  as Mitsuo Yamazaki
Jun Kunimura  as Junichi Nojima
Bill Nighy  as Robert Hayes
Tadanobu Asano  as Tatsuo Matsumura
Minami  as Aileen
Katherine Jenkins  as Millie
Masayoshi Haneda
Ryo Kase  as Kiyoshi
Akiko Iwase  as Masako Matsumura
Lily Robinson  as Diandra
Bomber Hurley Smith  as Chris Lee
Kenta Ogawa  as Patient
Yosuke Hosoi  as Daiki
Kotaro Suzuki  as Central Pollution Board Member
Tatsuya Tagawa  as Executive
Tatsuya Hirano  as Nojima Bodyguard#1
Koji Ono  as Company Man

Release date

When is Minamata movie release date?

"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).


What are Minamata filming details?

The duration of the film is 115 minutes.

"Minamata" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Minamata movie?

"Minamata" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 61/100.

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