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MINAMATA (2021)
Starring Johnny Depp, Minami, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bill Nighy, Jun Kunimura, Ryō Kase, Tadanobu Asano, Akiko Iwase, Katherine Jenkins and Lily Robinson. Directed by Andrew Levitas.

New York, 1971. Following his celebrated days as one of the most revered photojournalists of World War II, W. Eugene Smith has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. Bu a secret commission from Life Magazine editor Robert Hayes 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 only with 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.

MIDWAY (2020)
Starring Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore, Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa and Dennis Quaid. Directed by Roland Emmerich.

Centring on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.

REVIEWS Midway - Sound and fury, signifying nothing

AUDITION (2000)
Starring Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Jun Kunimura, Tetsu Sawaki, Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda, Toshie Negishi, Yuriko Hirooka, Shigeru Saiki and Ken Mitsuishi. Directed by Takashi Miike.
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