Minamata Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

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Runtime: 1 hr, 55 m
Language: English

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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... 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. November 2020: The film was in Completed status.
  2. October 2018: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    Principal production in Japan followed by Serbia in January 2019.

Minamata Release Date: When was the film released?

Minamata was released in 2021 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (Limited release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Harper, Rumble and The Hand of God.

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