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
Zorg Gary Oldman
Cornelius Ian Holm
Leeloo Milla Jovovich
Ruby Rhod Chris Tucker
Billy Luke Perry
General Munro Brion James
President Lindberg Tom "Tiny" Lister Jr
Fog Lee Evans
David Charlie Creed-Miles
Right Arm Tricky
General Staedert John Neville
Professor Pacoli John Bluthal
Mugger Mathieu Kassovitz
Mactilburgh Christopher Fairbank
Major Iceborg Julie T Wallace
Diva Maïwenn
Priest John Bennett
VIP stewardess Indra Ove
Director Luc Besson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Guild Pathe CinemaGuidance: Edited for content.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray