The Shape of Water (2017)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.


  • Dan Laustsen in The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Sally Hawkins at an event for The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Alexandre Desplat and Guillermo del Toro in The Shape of Water (2017)
  • The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Dan Laustsen and Guillermo del Toro in The Shape of Water (2017)

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Director Guillermo del Toro said about Sally Hawkins, "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 ... ...


Zelda: Yeah. That's good. Keep that up. Lookin' like you don't know anything.


The wall calendar Eliza uses is from the fall of 1962, yet the newsreels shown on television and the narrator's reference to "the last days of a fair Prince's reign" make it clear it is early May 1963.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Romance | Thriller


Release Date:

22 December 2017


English, American Sign Language, Russian

Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Box Office


$19,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,000,490 (USA) (22 December 2017)


$30,195,358 (USA) (21 January 2018)

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