The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science-fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich. At the time of its release, it was the most expensive European film ever made. It was a financial success, earning more than USD 263 million at the box office on a USD 90 million budget.
About The Fifth Element in brief
The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science-fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich. Besson started writing the story that became The Fifth Element when he was 16 years old; he was 38 when the film opened in cinemas. At the time of its release, it was the most expensive European film ever made, and remained the highest-grossing French film at the international box office until the release of The Intouchables in 2011. The film won in categories at the British Academy Film Awards, the César Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival, but also received nominations at the Golden Raspberry and Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. It was a financial success, earning more than USD 263 million at the box office on a USD 90 million budget. It has been described as one of the most influential films of the 20th century, along with The Matrix and The Matrix Revolutions. The movie was released in the UK on 17 November 1997. The US release date was on 18 November 1997, but the UK release date has yet to be announced. The UK version of the film was released on 25 November 1998, but it was not released in Australia or New Zealand. The U.S. release date for the film has not yet been announced. It is expected to be released on 27 November 1998. The French release date is on 30 September 1998, though it may be delayed by up to a year due to logistical problems. The English release date of the movie is on 31 October 1998.
It will be released in UK cinemas on 30 October 1998, and in the US on 1 November 1999, but not in Australia and New Zealand on 1 December 1998.Plot involves the survival of planet Earth, which becomes the responsibility of Korben Dallas, a taxicab driver and former special forces major. To accomplish this, Dallas joins forces with her to recover four mystical stones essential for the defence of Earth against the impending attack of a malevolent cosmic entity. In 1914, aliens known as Mondoshawans meet their human contact, a priest of a secret order, at an ancient Egyptian temple. They take, for safekeeping, the only weapon capable of defeating a great evil which appears every 5,000 years. They promise to return the weapon before the great evil’s re-emergence. The weapon consists of the four classical elements, as four engraved stones, plus a \”fifth element\” in a sarcophagus. On their way to Earth, the Mondoshawan spacecraft is ambushed and destroyed by a crew of Mangalores, an alien race hired by Earth industrialist Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg. A severed hand in metal armor from the wreckage of the spacecraft is brought to New York City. From this, the government uses biotechnology to recreate a humanoid woman named Leeloo who remembers her previous life. Dallas delivers her to Cornelius and Cornelius’ apprentice, David. They recognize her as the Fifth Element.