The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

  • 2017
  • R
  • 123 min
  • USA
  • drama, fantasy, romance

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Writer: Vanessa Taylor, Guillermo del Toro

Stars: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones

Won 2018 Academy Awards Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year

The Shape of Water finds Guillermo del Toro at his visually distinctive best -- and matched by an emotionally absorbing story brought to life by a stellar Sally Hawkins performance.

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The Shape of Water (2017)

Main Cast


Certificate: R

Genres: drama, fantasy, romance, thriller

Keywords: cold war, baltimore, russian, fairy tale, government, supernatural, laboratory, orphan, bathtub, scientist, woman, sex scene, masturbation, capture, next door neighbor, film, 1960s, amazon river, topless woman, bare breasts

Categories: cold war


Producer: J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro

Editor: Sidney Wolinsky

Costume design: Luis Sequeira

Executive producer:

Production design: Paul D. Austerberry

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 123 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Russian

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color, Black and White