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Minamata  Cover Image DVD DVD

Minamata / produced by Sam Sarkar, Bill Johnson, Gabrielle Tana, Kevan Van Thompson, David K. Kessler [and others] ; written by David K. Kessler, Stephen Deuters, Andrew Levitas, Jason Forman ; directed by Andrew Levitas.

Levitas, Andrew, 1977- (screenwriter, film director.). Depp, Johnny, (actor.). Sanada, Hiroyuki, 1960- (actor.). Kunimura, Jun, (actor.). Nighy, Bill, 1949- (actor.). Smith, Aileen Mioko. Motion picture adaptation of (work): (Added Author). Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978 Minamata. (Added Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9786318777483 : DVD
  • ISBN: 6318777482 : DVD
  • 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.
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:
Laser optical DVD.
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.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.


  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.


1 current hold with 1 total copy.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howe Library DVD FIC MIN 31254003793250 New DVDs - Main floor Available -

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