Minamata Movie

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Who's Involved:

Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Andrew Levitas, Bill Johnson, David K. Kessler, Sam Sarkar, Tadanobu Asano, Minami Hinase, Jun Kunimura

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Runtime: 1 hr, 55 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

The story of war photographer W. Eugene Smith and how he goes up against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, a Japanese fishing village, in 1971.

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Who stars in Minamata: Cast List

... W. Eugene Smith

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... Mitsuo Yamazaki

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... Aileen


... Robert Hayes

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... Junichi Nojima


... Tatsuo Matsumura

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Who's making Minamata: Crew List

A look at the Minamata behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Andrew Levitas last directed Lullaby.


David K. Kessler


Bill Johnson
Sam Sarkar

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Production: What we know about Minamata?

Key Facts

  1. The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 21, 2020.
  2. Based on the book.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2020 - November: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2018 - October: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Principal production in Japan followed by Serbia in January 2019.

Minamata Release Date: When was the film released?

Minamata was a Limited release in 2021 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Harper, Ron's Gone Wrong and Rumble.

As a Limited release, Minamata will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

Minamata DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Minamata was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 .

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