Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER, an otherworldly 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
Doug Jones based the physicality of The Creature on that of a matador, very much leading with the hips. In Dr. Hoffstetler's apartment, a statue of a matador is glimpsed briefly. See more »
When Elisa and Zelda first meet Strickland in the bathroom, Elisa puts down some towels while Strickland is peeing. However, in a subsequent shot the towels are suddenly gone and Elisa places them in the same spot a second time. See more »
If I spoke about it - if I did - what would I tell you? I wonder. Would I tell you about the time? It happened a long time ago, it seems. In the last days of a fair prince's reign. Or would I tell you about the place? A small city near the coast, but far from everything else. Or, I don't know... Would I tell you about her? The princess without voice. Or perhaps I would just warn you, about the truth of these facts. And the tale of love and loss. And the monster, who tried to ...
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The opening credits roll over footage of a flooded apartment. See more »
The Wide Missouri (Shenandoah)
Performed by The Corps of Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute and Tommy Sands
From the motion picture Mardi Gras (1958)
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Real love under unreal circumstances.
To communicate or not to communicate. Sometimes is just out of fear that we don't come close to the ones who can give us exactly what we need. They're different, let's stay away. Sally Hawkins in a magical but beautifully real performance invites us to try, to dare. Guillermo del Toro takes us through the paces with extraordinary delicacy and clarity of vision. Thank you.
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