Watch: Minamata 2020 123movies, Full Movie Online – New York, 1971. Following his celebrated days as one of the most revered photojournalists of World War II, W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. But a secret commission from Life magazine editor Robert Hayes (Bill Nighy) sends him to the Japanese coastal city of Minamata, which has been ravaged by mercury poisoning; the result of decades of gross industrial negligence by the country’s Chisso Corporation. There, Smith immerses himself in the community, documenting their efforts to live with Minamata Disease and their passionate campaign to achieve recognition from Chisso and the Japanese government. Armed with only his trusted camera, Smith’s images from the toxic village give the disaster a heartbreaking human dimension, and his initial assignment turns into a life-changing experience..
Plot: 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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Warmhearted directed portrait of a community ravaged by chemical pollution.
Slowburning, warmhearted, shocking portrait of the destruction of children’s health by chemical pollution in Japan.
The story: Johnny Depp plays his usual clusmy, comical self, this time around he plays an American alcoholic master photographer. Out of the blue comes a Japanese woman at his door who asks him for his help to expose the pollution crimes through his photography.
Impressive movie, which starts out rather lighthearted and sometimes even kinda comical, only near the very end the drama hits full on, when we as an audience get to see the many disfigured, handicapped children, ruined for life by the chemical pollution of the river from which they ate the fish…
Produced by Johnny Depp himself. Based on true events…
Please have the patience to watch the final credits, because at the end many similar chemical pollution catastrophes are being shown from around the world, including Europe and the USA.
After you watch this you’ll see why corporations didn’t want you to watch it.
The movie was a masterpiece, and one of if not the best performances by Johnny Depp. This is a must watch! Thank you!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Director Andrew Levitas
Writer David Kessler, Stephen Deuters, Andrew Levitas
Actors Akiko Iwase, Kogarashi Wakasugi, Johnny Depp
Country United Kingdom, United States, United Arab Emirates, Japan
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony CineAlta Venice, Leitz M 0.8 Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format AXS-R7
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Sony RAW (6K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, DCP Digital Cinema Package