Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore.
Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.
"Guillermo del Toro's beautiful blood-curdler is as timeless as a fairy tale" (Telegraph ?????)
“Sally Hawkins stars as a cleaner smitten with a scaly underwater beast in this cold war-era creature feature that melds ravishing romance with B-movie thrills” (Guardian ????)
"A monster movie that plays more like a Beauty and The Beast-style romance" (Independent ????)
Directed by Guillermo Del Toro
With Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon
2hrs 3 mins // US 2017