The Shape of Water

2017 | | Drama Romance

An other-wordly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life … more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Cast more cast

Octavia Spencer

Sally Hawkins

Michael Stuhlbarg

Michael Shannon

Richard Jenkins

Doug Jones

DIRECTOR

Guillermo del Toro

Screenwriter

Guillermo del Toro
Vanessa Taylor

Companies

Fox Searchlight Pictures & 1 more

Rating MPAA

for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language

Storylines 3 more

An other-wordly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
official plot version from foxsearchlight.com

Drama Romance Period

Trivia & Production Notes

  • “I started working on THE SHAPE OF WATER right around the time we moved to Toronto for PACIFIC RIM. Working with Fox Searchlight and being supported by this beautiful group of actors and artists, I feel extremely blessed and brave,” says writer/director del Toro.
Also Known As
  • del Toro Cold War Project

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