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The Shape of Water 2017

The Shape of Water 2017

Dec. 01, 2017 123 Min.
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Director

Pierre Henry
Director

Cast

Sally Hawkins isElisa Esposito
Elisa Esposito
Michael Shannon isColonel Richard Strickland
Colonel Richard Strickland
Doug Jones isAmphibian Man
Amphibian Man
Michael Stuhlbarg isDr. Robert Hoffstetler
Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
Octavia Spencer isZelda Fuller
Zelda Fuller
Lauren Lee Smith isElaine Strickland
Elaine Strickland
Nick Searcy isGeneral Hoyt
General Hoyt

Synopsis

Watch the shape of water 2017 full movie online on watchfullmovie for free. The “princess without a voice” turns out to be the mute Elisa (Sally Hawkins), who mops floors in the cavernous underground tunnels of a Baltimore-based corporation (the word OCCAM—as in razor?—in towering letters over the entrance). Working alongside Elisa is Zelda (Octavia Spencer), who provides constant running commentary through the day, responding to Elisa’s sign language with a torrent of words. The year is 1962, the background is the space race and the Cold War. The head honcho at the company is a sadist racist named Strickland (Michael Shannon), who swaggers around carrying a cattle prod (which he calls an “Alabama howdee-do”). Whatever is done at the corporation is top secret, and everyone is paranoid about the Russians, especially once “The Asset” arrives in a portable tank. The Asset is the Amphibian Man (Doug Jones), discovered in the Amazon, once worshiped as a god and now contained in a tank, enduring occasional torture via Strickland’s howdee-do. The scientist Hoffstetler (Michael Stuhlbarg) pleads for mercy on the creature’s behalf. The Amphibian Man should be studied, not destroyed.

Meanwhile, Elisa is drawn to the “monster,” and begins a secret campaign to gain his trust. She offers him hard-boiled eggs. She plays him Benny Goodman records. She teaches him sign language. The courtship sequence is the most successful in the film, calling to mind the stunning first half of “The Black Stallion” when the shipwrecked boy attempts to tame the wild horse, or the early sequences of “E.T.” when the child and the alien start to communicate. Monster movie references abound throughout “Shape of Water”: “King Kong,” “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” “Starman,” and—most of all—Jean Cocteau’s “Beauty and the Beast,” with one scene in particular an explicit homage.

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.

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Original titleThe Shape of Water
TMDb Rating6.8 171 votes

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