Minamata is a 2020 drama film directed by Andrew Levitas, based on the book of the same name by Aileen Mioko Smith and Eugene Smith. The film stars Johnny Depp (who also produced) as Smith, an American photographer who documented the effects of mercury poisoning on the citizens of Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan.
The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 21, 2020. It was released in the United States theaters on February 5, 2021, by American International Pictures (the company’s first film since How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980)), and in those of the United Kingdom on February 12, 2021, by Vertigo Releasing.
Minamata Movie Plot
War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.
Minamata Movie Cast
Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Katherine Jenkins, Jun Kunimura, Lily Robinson, Minami, Masayoshi Haneda, Ryô Kase, Akiko Iwase, Kenta Ogawa, Bomber Hurley Smith, Tatsuya Hirano, Kotaro Suzuki
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