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Minamata (2020)

War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.

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Andrew Levitas
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Credited cast:
Johnny Depp ... W. Eugene Smith
Bill Nighy ... Robert Hayes
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Mitsuo Yamazaki
Tadanobu Asano ... Tatsuo Matsumura
Katherine Jenkins ... Millie
Jun Kunimura ... Junichi Nojima
Lily Robinson ... Diandra
Minami ... Aileen
Ryô Kase ... (as Ryo Kase)
Masayoshi Haneda
Akiko Iwase ... Masako Matsumura
Kenta Ogawa ... Patient
Bomber Hurley Smith Bomber Hurley Smith ... Chris Lee
Kotaro Suzuki ... Central Pollution Board Member
Tatsuya Tagawa ... Executive
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War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.

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Johnny Depp is great in this very important film
22 February 2020 | by Alexander_BlanchettSee all my reviews

A solid and important film, especially these days with very recent topics. Its a story that deserved to be told at the cinema as it is groundbreaking, shocking and absolutely relevant. It also brings back Johnny Depp to his actually acting standards. Depp is wonderful, and not only because he successfully de-glammed for the role, but also because he found his acting weapons back. He truly gives a great performance in a film that sometimes suffers from its lengths. Because although the story is absolutely important to tell, director Andrew Levitas didn't really do where to go with it. He knew he wanted to tell it, he knew what he wanted to tell, but he didn't know how to put this in a 2 hours movie as there are some major lengths , especially in the midsection of the film And you sometimes had the impression this wold have worked better as a short film. To see Depp back to business it is worth to see and also to encounter newcomer Minami in the female lead is really something. She did great and shared a great chemistry with Johnny Depp. Bill Nighy also has his moments but can do better, his role was a bit underdeveloped. The song is amazing and there are many moments that are worth to mention, however as a whole it felt sometimes a bit too slow and without a definite direction.


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3 September 2020 (Portugal) See more »

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