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Shape of Water - Das Flüstern des Wassers (2017)

The Shape of Water (original title)
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At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elisa Esposito
... Richard Strickland
... Giles
... Zelda Fuller
... Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
... Amphibian Man
... Fleming
... General Hoyt
... Bernard
... Mihalkov
... Elaine Strickland
... Brewster Fuller
... Yolanda
... Mr. Arzoumanian
... Pie Guy
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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

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A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times See more »


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15 February 2018 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Shape of Water - Das Flüstern des Wassers  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$166,564, 1 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$63,859,435, 3 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,349,972, 29 April 2018
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Trivia

In one scene, Michael Shannon's character asks, "What am I doing interviewing the help?" while referencing Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer's characters. Octavia Spencer famously won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Help (2011). See more »

Goofs

In one scene they walk past a store selling TV sets. There are about 12 TV's in the window, each one showing a different show, but there were only 3 networks in 1962 and no VCR's. See more »

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[first lines]
Giles: 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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Features Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) See more »

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Sempre Fidelis
Written by John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Raoul Kraushaar, Marlin Skiles
From the TV Series Mister Ed (1958)
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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Oscar Worthy? Really?
10 June 2018 | by See all my reviews

All the hype about being a beautiful movie love story, etc. is nothing but hooey. I LOVE science fiction, fantasy, whatever and this is not something that I would recommend to anyone. It's kind of ridiculous, has been done and just doesn't hold up. The fact that it won Best Movie is an insult to great movies like Three Billboards and Phantom Thread that were out the same year. The acting was average. Overall, I just did not like this movie and it was a waste of talent.


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