The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

Luc Besson (1997)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Ancient evil returns to destroy the galaxy in this ultra-hip, socially conscious and clever science-fiction action adventure from director Luc Besson. Bruce Willis's laconic former government agent is forced to save the universe when the secret key to preventing its destruction literally falls into his cab in 23rd-century New York. This superb flight of imagination soars into original terrain for an inventive rollercoaster ride and is a stunning achievement that delivers on all levels. The satire is slick, the visuals unusual and the thrills futuristic, and if the Big Apple special effects don't amaze, the camp trip to the resort planet of Fhloston Paradise certainly will. Gary Oldman's villainous Zorg is haute-couture corruption personified.


In the 23rd century, the world faces destruction from a seemingly unstoppable force of pure evil. Meanwhile, a New York cab driver encounters a mysterious woman destined to save the Earth from its fate, and has to protect her from a scheming arms dealer and a horde of alien mercenaries. Luc Besson's sci-fi adventure, starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman.

Cast & Crew

Korben Dallas Bruce Willis
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg Gary Oldman
Leeloo Milla Jovovich
Cornelius Ian Holm
Ruby Rhod Chris Tucker
Billy Luke Perry
Gen Munro Brion James
President Lindberg Tommy `Tiny' Lister Jr
Fog Lee Evans
Right Arm Tricky
Gen Staedert John Neville
Director Luc Besson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Guild Pathe CinemaGuidance: Edited for swearing, nudity, sexual references.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray