Elisa lives a straightforward and quiet life. She's a young, calm mute who works as a cleaner in a scientific facility. As expected, all the facility's cleaning staff is to do their work without questioning anything they see and hear. However, when she witnesses an aquatic creature being violently experimented on, she makes up her mind to save him. But a bond begins to form between them as she starts to fall in love with the creature. How many directors can make you want to watch a woman fall in love with a dead-eyed aquatic creature from the sea who eats cats? None except Guillermo del Toro. No other producer makes horror so romantic.
He's a master at mixing dream, realism, and nightmare in just the right balance, all the while holding your hand and walking you through the magic of the story. Even though he pulls you into dangerous waters, you still have the feeling of safety. That's exactly how The Shape of Water makes you feel. The movie follows Elisa's story, a young woman who became mute due to a childhood injury. She works in a scientific facility where she sees a magnificent sea creature being tortured. When she begins to communicate with him, their silence forms such a strong bond that feelings begin to emerge. She resolves to save the creature while also falling in love with him in the process. The Shape of Water is a mysterious and beautiful story that proves del Toro is not above taking risks.
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