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THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017)

THE SHAPE OF WATER <span>(2017)</span> artwork

THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 118

Release dates 25/06/2018, 14/02/2018

BBFCInsight strong violence, language, sex, nudity

Genre(s) Fantasy, Drama, Romance

Director(s) Guillermo del Toro

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

Summary THE SHAPE OF WATER is a fantasy drama in which a mute woman working in a research facility develops a relationship with an amphibious creature.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 04/02/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SHAPE OF WATER is a fantasy drama in which a mute woman working in a research facility develops a relationship with an amphibious creature.

Violence

Scenes include gunfights and the implied severing of a man's fingers, with resultant bloody detail. In one sequence, a man probes a victim's gunshot wounds to interrogate him.

Language

There is occasional use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker').

Sex

Sequences include thrusting during intercourse and implied masturbation. There are occasional moderate sex references.

Nudity

There are occasional scenes of full frontal female nudity, including in a sexual context.

There are occasional scenes of moderate threat. Infrequent scenes of homophobic and racist behaviour also occur, but the work does not condone or endorse such attitudes.

There is a scene in which it is implied a cat has been killed and is then seen being eaten by the creature. However, there is no sight of animal cruelty on screen and no evidence any animal was harmed.

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Details

Title
THE SHAPE OF WATER
Year
2017
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
27/04/2018
Main language
English
Other languages
Russian
BBFC reference
AZF355877

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