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The Shape of Water

Release date: December 8, 2017

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A lonely, mute cleaner named Eliza (Sally Hawkins) has few friends, other than her co-worker, Zelda (Octavia Spencer). They both work in a hidden, high-security government laboratory.

Eliza likes to wander around the laboratory and discover what the scientists are working on. She comes across an amphibious creature kept in a small tank of water and realizes that the creature can not only communicate, but is intelligent and has emotions. 

She develops a relationship with the creature, who was captured in the Amazon before being brought to the laboratory for experimentation. When she discovers that the scientists, including Strickland (Michael Shannon), plan to kill him in order to study him, she decides it's time to help her new friend escape. 

Additional details

Runtime: 123 min

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Producers: J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro

Screenplay: Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor

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

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