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Minamata  Cover Image DVD DVD

Minamata / Ingenious Media and Rogue Black present ; in association with Infinitum Nihil and Windhorse Entertainment, MagnoliaMae Films UK, HanWay Films Limited, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, LipSync ; a Metalwork Pictures production ; directed by Andrew Levitas ; written by David K. Kessler, Stephen Deuters, Andrew Levitas, Jason Forman ; produced by Sam Sarkar, Bill Johnson, Gabrielle Tana, Kevan Van Thompson, David K. Kessler, Zach Avery, Andrew Levitas, Johnny Depp.

Levitas, Andrew, 1977- (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). Kessler, David K., (screenwriter,, film producer.). Deuters, Stephen, (screenwriter.). Forman, Jason (Screenwriter), (screenwriter.). Sarkar, Sam (Producer), (film producer.). Johnson, Bill (Producer), (film producer.). Tana, Gabrielle, (film producer.). Thompson, Kevan Van, (film producer.). Avery, Zach, (film producer.). Depp, Johnny, (film producer,, actor.). Sanada, Hiroyuki, 1960- (actor.). Kunimura, Jun, (actor.). Minami, (actor.). Kase, Ryō, 1974- (actor.). Asano, Tadanobu, (actor.). Iwase, Akiko, (actor.). Nighy, Bill, 1949- (actor.). Smith, Aileen Mioko. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Minamata. (Added Author). Ingenious Media, (presenter.). Rogue Black (Firm), (presenter.). Infinitum Nihil (Firm), (production company.). Windhorse Entertainment, (production company.). Magnolia Mae Films (Firm), (production company.). HanWay (Firm), (production company.). Head Gear Films, (production company.). Metrol Technology, (production company.). LipSync Productions, (production company.). Metalwork Pictures (Firm), (production company.). Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm), (publisher.). Johnny Depp, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jun Kunimura, Minami, Ryo Kase, Tadanobu Asano, Akiko Iwase, Bill Nighy. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Samuel Goldwyn Films, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book Minamata by Aileen Mioko Smith and W. Eugene Smith.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2020.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Benoît Delhomme ; editor, Nathan Nugent ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Participant or Performer Note:
Johnny Depp, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jun Kunimura, Minami, Ryo Kase, Tadanobu Asano, Akiko Iwase, Bill Nighy.
Summary, etc.:
About a celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith in a real life David vs Goliath story, pitting Smith against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan in 1971. With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse. Between an impassioned Japanese translator called Aileen urging him to go and a much-needed commission from "Life" Magazine editor Ralph Graves, Smith is finally convinced to journey back to Japan to expose the devastating annihilation of a coastal community, victims of corporate greed and complicit local police and government. Armed with only his trusted Nikon camera, Smith must find the images that will bring this story to the World. MINAMATA is a moving redemptive story of how one man's powerful photograph impacted the world, yet to find it he had to open his heart.
Target Audience Note:
MPA rating: R; for language throughout.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, NTSC; wide screen; Dolby digital 5.1 or stereo.
Language Note:
English and Japanese dialogue.
Subject: Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978 > Drama.
Photojournalists > Drama.
Mercury > Toxicology > Drama.
Minamata-shi (Japan) > Drama.
Genre: Historical films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 4 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Beacon Falls Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beacon Falls Public Library DVD MIN (Text) 33120152846744 Adult New DVD Checked out 08/15/2022

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