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The Fifth Element

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action 2h 6m 1997

Synopsis: For ex-Marine Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), life has become tediously repetitive: he drives a flying cab for a living, and eats take away from the same Chinese restaurant, which delivers directly to his window, every day. But little does he know, a great extra-terrestrial Evil has teamed up with Zorg (Gary Oldman), and threatens to destroy the Earth. When a beautiful alien, Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), falls through the roof of his cab, he realises she is is the elusive fifth element required to save the world.

AroView: Whether you think it’s a gorgeous sci-fi masterpiece or narcissistic fluff, French director Luc ‘Nikita’ Besson’s multi-million dollar space opera at least looks as good as BLADE RUNNER and 2001. It’s also indebted to the fashion of Jean-Paul Gaultier, the comics of Mobius and the gifted ham of Gary Oldman, but be warned, Luc apparently wrote this thing at the tender age of 16…

Director

Luc Besson

Language

English

Country

France

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