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The Shape of Water (2017)

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An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

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From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Based on an idea by Daniel Kraus And Guillermo del Toro See more »


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Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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8 December 2017 (Canada)  »

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$19,400,000 (estimated)
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Both Sally Hawkins and Michael Stuhlbarg also appeared in Blue Jasmine (2013), but didn't share any scenes. See more »

Quotes

Strickland: [threatening Zelda] One last time. Where is it?
Brewster Fuller: Listen - fella...
Strickland: SIT DOWN!
[Brewster drops back into the chair]
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Features The Story of Ruth (1960) See more »

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Breathe
Written by Lauren Strahm and Tommee Proffitt
Performed by Fleurie
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A love story we all need to watch in these dark times
17 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film at TIFF in Sept, and it is absolutely brilliant. It is much needed in today's world, because it sub textually shows us about the outdated thoughts on masculinity, sexuality and love. It shows us that love can blossom anywhere. It may be my favorite del Toro film, which is saying a lot.

Please click the link to watch my video review, and I hope you enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPXZhbiGf4Q


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