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The Shape of Water (2017) Movie Information

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Guillermo del Toro


Michael Shannon
Octavia Spencer
Doug Jones
Michael Stuhlbarg
Sally Hawkins
Lauren Lee Smith





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Set against the backdrop of the Cold War - Elisa works in a highly classified and isolated secret government facility. Her days are as cold and lonely as the place she works but everything changes when she and her co-worker, Zelda, uncover secret classified experiment. -- Chris Kavan

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Tenderness in Uexpected Romance

Iíve seen Guillermo del Toroís latest phantasy drama, cold war era period piece, interspecies romance: a delightful celebration of love in and of itself. Emerging as an early Oscar frontrunner, the film tells the story of Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute woman who works at a governmentís facility as a cleaning lady in the early 1960s. She discovers that in the facilities a marine creature (Doug Jones) of an unknown species is being held captive. Colonel Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon) pretends to dissect this creature in order to gain favour from his superiors, something that Elisa isnít willing to let happen.

Del Toro moves away from the mecha-kaiju spectacle to the territory in which he operates best, and that is a fantasy drama that is sweet and deeply personal. His vision transp...

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