War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities - Minamata disease.
I watched the trailer 3 times and I still am not 100% if that is actually Johnny Depp or not...
A lot of dramas involving pollution sort of involve the same thing. The little guy fights against the big bad cooperation and wins against all odds. Then the movie fades to black text says how pollution is still fucking up a lot of people all across the world and nobody is doing anything about it. They're a little inspiring and a little depressing, but that is the nature of the beast.
However, after how much I enjoyed 'Dark Waters' last year, I'm actually very excited to see this!
It's nice to see Depp getting some work again as well after the Heard stuff came to light as well.
This movie is about W. Eugene Smith, a famous photojournalist who has a huge volume of work covering WWII, elections, jazz, Africa and more. His most famous work is the one this movie touches on, his essay covering the outbreak of Minamata disease in the village Minamata, Japan. A company was dumping heavy metals into the water of the village, and it was causing severe mercury poisoning which lead to many people developing Minamata disease, which is a severe neurological disease. He was attacked by company employees and nearly blinded for his efforts, but got the story the mainstream attention it needed.
This is director Andrew Levitas second movie after 2014's 'Lullaby'. Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai) and Bill Nighy (Shaun of the Dead) co-star.