The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water (2017)

A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
  • Release Date: 2017-12-01
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 1062 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 3min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
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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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  • Sally Hawkins

    as Elisa Esposito
  • Octavia Spencer

    as Zelda Fuller
  • Michael Shannon

    as Colonel Richard Strickland
  • Richard Jenkins

    as Giles
  • Doug Jones

    as The Asset
  • Michael Stuhlbarg

    as Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
  • Lauren Lee Smith

    as Elaine Strickland
  • Nick Searcy

    as General Hoyt
  • David Hewlett

    as Fleming
  • Nigel Bennett

    as Mihalkov
  • Dru Viergever

    as Military Policeman
  • John Kapelos

    as Mr. Arzounian
  • Morgan Kelly

    as Pie Guy
  • Cyndy Day

    as Pie Guy's Fiancée
  • Madison Ferguson

    as Tammy
  • Jayden Greig

    as Timmy
  • Marvin Kaye

    as Burly Russian
  • Jim Pagiamtzis

    as 1960's Ad Man
  • Cameron Laurie

    as Car Passenger
  • Alexey Pankratov

    as Soviet violinist
  • Shane Clinton Jarvis

    as Military Police
  • Deney Forrest

    as Lou
  • Evgeny Akimov

    as Restaurant Musician
  • Dave Reachill

    as Scientist
  • Matthew Mease

    as Military Police
  • Brandon McKnight

    as Duane
  • Amanda Smith

    as Mrs. Peabody
  • Maxine Grossman

    as Bus Passenger
  • Edward Tracz

    as Amphibian Man Dance Double
  • Shaila D'Onofrio

    as Elisa Dance Double
  • Vanessa Oude-Reimerink

    as Russian Band
  • Sergey Nikonov

    as Russian Band
  • Jonelle Gunderson

    as Bus Passenger #1
  • Cylde Whitham

    as Wet Cinema Patron
  • Dan Lett

    as Cadillac Salesman
  • Danny Waugh

    as African American Husband
  • Karen Glave

    as African American Wife
  • Diego Fuentes

    as Worker
  • Cody Ray Thompson

    as Guard
  • Wendy Lyon

    as Sally (Secretary)
  • Allegra Fulton

    as Yolanda
Writing Vanessa Taylor Screenplay
Production J. Miles Dale Producer
Production Guillermo del Toro Producer
Production Liz Sayre Executive Producer
Crew Dan Laustsen Cinematography
Editing Sidney Wolinsky Editor
Art Paul D. Austerberry Production Design
Art Shane Vieau Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Luis Sequeira Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Keighran Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jordan Samuel Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kristin Wayne Makeup Artist
Directing Pierre Henry Assistant Director
Art David Best Assistant Art Director
Art Guy Davis Conceptual Design
Art Samantha Dick Assistant Art Director
Art David G. Fremlin Assistant Art Director
Art Marc Kuitenbrouwer Construction Coordinator
Art Luca Nemolato Conceptual Design
Costume & Make-Up Jeff Poulis Set Dressing Artist
Art Evan Webber Assistant Art Director
Sound Glen Gauthier Sound Mixer
Art Mike Hill Sculptor
Visual Effects Dennis Berardi Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Greg Sigurdson Other
Crew Jean Frenette Stunt Coordinator
Camera John B. Harper First Assistant Camera
Camera Jeff Vitkuske Other
Editing Mary Juric Assistant Editor
Sound Jasper Randall Other
Crew Lisa Shamata Unit Publicist
Production Danny Haeberlin Researcher
Writing Guillermo del Toro Screenplay
Writing Guillermo del Toro Story
Directing Guillermo del Toro Director
Sound Alexandre Desplat Music
Art Jeffrey A. Melvin Set Decoration