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The Shape of Water

What's it about?

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.

Why do we love it?

Genre-hopping between romance, action, thriller, fantasy, that there is genuinely something for everyone going from one extreme to the next.

Who's in it?

Sally Hawkins - Elisa Esposito

Doug Jones - The Asset

Michael Shannon - Richard Strickland

Who made it?

Guillermo del Toro - Director & Writer (Screenplay & Story)

Vanessa Taylor - Writer (Screenplay)

Where can I watch it?

Find out where you stream, rent or buy The Shape of Water at JustWatch.


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