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Year: 2017

Original Title: The Shape of Water

Length: 123 minutes

Genre: Adventure, Romance, Fantasy

Studios: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Suitable only for 15 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: February 14 2018

United States:


Ranking: 326 out of 14,742 movies (up 94)

Ranked #500 in list 'The best movies ever'


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8.0 by Movie'n'co


Directed by Guillermo del Toro, this film is set in 1963, during the Cold War. Elisa is a woman who works as a janitor in a laboratory. One day there meeting a stranger amphibious man who is locked in the premises of the laboratory, the scientists are investigating and experiment with him. Gradually, they both get to know and she will end up falling madly in love with mysterious amphibian man. To end his captivity, Elisa outlines a plan to free the strange creature. For the plan to succeed, Elisa will have the help of a neighbor in her community. However, the outside world will be much more dangerous for the amphibious man what Elisa had thought and the consequences of her acts can be devastating. Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer and Doug Jones.


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Cast The Shape of Water

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Richard Strickland

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Zelda Fuller

Michael Stuhlbarg

Michael Stuhlbarg

Dr. Robert Hoffstetler

Doug Jones

Doug Jones

Amphibian Man



Trivia The Shape of Water

Most of the characters were written for an actors they imagine in their minds. Octavia Spencer told that her character is a mix between her role in 'The Help' and 'Hidden Figures'. The film has similarities with the Soviet Alexander Belyaev 'Amphibian Man' Guillermo del Toro who is the director said about Sally Hawkings: "Not only was she the first choice, she was the only choice. I wrote the movie for Sally, I wrote the movie for Michael [Shannon]... Sally is, I wanted the character of Elisa to be beautiful, in her own way, not in a way that is like a perfume commercial kind of way. That you could believe that this character, this woman would be sitting next to you on the bus. But at the same time she would have a luminosity, a beauty, almost magical, ethereal."