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

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8 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Guillermo del Toro originally wanted to shoot the film in black and white, but decided against it, due to budget restraints. See more »

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Fleming: This may very well be *the* most sensitive asset ever to be housed in this facility.
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References Mardi Gras (1958) See more »

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Written by Lauren Strahm and Tommee Proffitt
Performed by Fleurie
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Moving, Beautiful, Flawless Story
11 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Just watched it at TIFF and as much as I knew it would be beautiful, nothing prepared me to be so very moved by the story, the way it was told and the delicate details that make of this the most beautiful, moving story I have ever watched.

Of course I cried more than once, and over 2 hours after leaving the movie theater (the same where the movie was actually filmed in Toronto), my heart is still heavy in an uplifting and hopeful way.

There aren't any words to describe this gorgeous piece of art... as usual.. the effects, the creatures, the colors and most importantly, the words of the narrator (just like in Pan's) move you to no end...


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