The Fifth Element (1997)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 5 mins

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In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones.
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Cast: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich

Crew: Luc Besson (Director), Thierry Arbogast (Director of Photography), Eric Serra (Music Director)

Rating: PG (Singapore), 12 (Germany), 15 (South Korea)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 09 May 1997 (India)

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as Korben Dallas
as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg
as Leeloo
as General Munro
as Ruby Rhod
as Airport Cop
as Mactilburgh
as Head Scientist
as Munro's Captain
as Father Vito Cornelius
as Left Arm
as Priest
as Professor Pacoli
as General Staedert
as Major Iceborg
as Shuttle Mechanic
as Mr. Kim
as Fog
as Billy
as Warship Captain
as Mugger
as Fhloston Captain
as Mondoshawan
as Neighbour
as President's Aide
as Scientist's Aide
as Shuttle Co-Pilot


First Assistant Director
Assistant Director


Production Company

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor


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Set Decorator


Casting Director



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Hair Stylist

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Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician
Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
Arabic, Egyptian (ancient), German, Swedish
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Character Error
In a scene Zorg's limp switches from his right leg to his left leg and then back again several times throughout the film.

After Rhuby Rhod's first broadcast in the airport interior scene, the commercial audio for the Gemini Crocket Contest runs in the background. Since Korben has already won, there is no need to keep running this commercial.

When they arrive at the temple Cornelius holds up a stone with the lines going across the bottom of it, Korben takes it, later in the next shot, he is holding a stone with lines running up it.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Korben gets into the cab and he opens the "garage door" in the reflection you can see a grilled light being held by a crewman's hand.

Revealing Mistakes
At the start of the movie, right before Leeloo punches through the glass that is supposed to be "unbreakable", you can see that the glass is already cracked and ready to be broken.

Revealing Mistakes
When Right Arm explodes in the terminal and the smoke clears, he is still standing in the same place in the same position completely unaffected.

Revealing Mistakes
In Plavalaguna's performance, the seams on her prosthetic headpiece are clearly visible in profile shots.
Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman never had any communication, in fact, they were unaware of each other's degree of involvement.

Originally Luc Besson wrote the real screenplay when he was in high school.

The explosion in the Fhloston main hall was the largest indoor explosion ever filmed, which resulted fire almost got beyond control.

During that period this was the most expensive film ever produced outside of Hollywood.

The crowd found in the roofs, decks, and windows during the visual effects sequences in New York are the artists and employees at Digital Domain who worked on the film.

Earlier Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for the role of Leeloo, but after the failure of Showgirls (1995), studios were reluctant to hire her.

At that time US$80 million, the special-effects budget of the film was the highest.

Ruby Rhod was not the original name for Chris Tucker's character, it was Loc Rhod.

All of the Mondoshawan suits were destroyed after production. Whereas, one of the surviving suits now belongs to Nick Dudman.