For around 2 hours the film gently simmers over the unfathomable disfigurations and sheer sadness amongst the families/individuals of Minimata only to lash in the last ten minutes with the most justifiably ferocious scene in cinema. Pretty sure Anthology purposefully raised the volume, which made the mono-like soundtrack reminiscent of a Discharge song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMnW4UKPRr4
A film with such a sense of clarity between its sound and images that it achieves a true opposing view of the world; or simply the view from the other side of globalism. Not images of resistance they are far too powerful for that instead it is a film of retribution a film that suffers for its emotion
the shareholders' meeting was one of the most intense scenes i've ever witnessed. this film allows you a window on just 2 hours of the anger, grief and agony that lasted a lifetime for the people involved. as viktor says below me, this is the human cost in the pursuit of profit.
Stands as one of the most important testaments of the horrible consequences of capitalism, and also the glory of human compassion. The endurance and love they show each other is inspiring, but the conditions for life so fatefully tragic. This is as hard-hitting and sad as it gets. This should be shown to school children. Because the content is sadly still burningly relevant. This film has the will to change the world