The Shape Of Water
  • Directors(s)

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Production Year

    2018

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Fantasy, Romance

  • Approx. running minutes

    118m

  • Cast

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

Film

The Shape Of Water

strong violence, language, sex, nudity

From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, 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.

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  • Directors(s)

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Production Year

    2018

  • Genre(s)

    Drama, Fantasy, Romance

  • Approx. running minutes

    118m

  • Cast

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

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.

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.

  • Classified date

    27/04/2018

  • BBFC reference

    AVF355877

  • Language

    English