The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element (1997)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Dystopian Film, Speculative/Fantastic Fiction Film  |   Release Date - May 7, 1997  |   Run Time - 126 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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The Fifth Element (French: Le Cinquième Élément) 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. Primarily set in the 23rd century, the film's central plot involves the survival of planet Earth, which becomes the responsibility of Korben Dallas (Willis), a taxicab driver and former special forces major, after a young woman (Jovovich) falls into his cab. Dallas joins forces with her to recover four mystical stones essential for the defence of Earth against an impending attack.

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. Besson wanted to shoot the film in France, but suitable locations could not be found; filming took place instead in London and Mauritania. Comics writers Jean "Moebius" Giraud and Jean-Claude Mézières, whose comics provided inspiration for parts of the film, were hired for production design. Costume design was by Jean Paul Gaultier.

The Fifth Element received mainly positive reviews, although it tended to polarize critics. It has been called both the best and worst summer blockbuster of all time. The film was a financial success, earning more than $263 million at the box office on a $90 million budget. At the time of its release it was the most expensive European film ever made, and it remained the highest-grossing French film at the international box office until the release of The Intouchables in 2011.

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Box Office

$263,920,180

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Alien, Ancient Astronaut, Archeologist, Arms Dealer, Clone, Cult, Cult Film, Cyberpunk, Cyborg, Dark, Dystopia, Egypt, End Of The World, Fifth Element, Flying Car, Future, Futuristic City, Good Versus Evil, Hovercar, Jean-paul Gaultier, Love, Military, Myths/Legends/Magic, New York City, Opera Singer, Police Chase, Priest, Race Against Time, Resort Hotel, Shootout, Space Opera, Space Travel, Space/Aliens, Stowaway, Taxi, Technology

Attributes

Filming Location: Iceland, London, Pinewood Studios
Narrative Location: New York City
Subject: extraterrestrial life, global catastrophic risk
Time Period: 23rd century

Alternate Titles

Al cincilea element
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Az ötödik elem
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Beşinci Güç
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Das fünfte Element
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Det femte element
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Det femte elementet
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El cinquè element
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El quinto elemento
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Het vijfde element
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Il quinto elemento
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Le 5ème élément
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Le cinquième élément
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Nhân Tố Thứ 5
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O 5º Elemento
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O Quinto Elemento
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Pátý element
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Penktasis elementas
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Peti element
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Piaty element
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Puuttuva tekijä
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The 5th Element
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The Fifth Element
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The fifth element - puuttuva tekijä
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The Fifth Element: Remastered
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To pempto stoiheio
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Viies element
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Το πέμπτο στοιχείο
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П'ятий елемент
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Пети елемент
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Петият елемент
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Пятый элемент
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フィフス・エレメント
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第5元素
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第五元素
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제 5 원소
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제 5원소
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제5원소
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