The Fifth Element
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Fifth Element can be found here.

Former Special Forces Major Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), currently working as a taxicab driver in the 23rd century, is more than surprised when an orange-haired woman calling herself Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) suddenly falls into his cab. Engineered to be 'perfect', Leeloo is actually a divine creature placed on Earth to deflect 'the Great Evil', an interdimensional weapon that comes to Earth every 5,000 years with the sole purpose of destroying all life in the Universe. Korben and Leeloo, together with Father Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm) and interstellar radio personality Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker), must retrieve four elemental stones in order to trigger the fifth element that will defeat the Great Evil. However, ruthless businessman Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) and his team of mercenary Mangalores are also searching for the stones, and they will stop at nothing to get them.

No. The Fifth Element is based on a screenplay written by French film director Luc Besson and American screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen. However, the film was subsequently novelized as The Fifth Element: A Novel (1997) by Terry Bissen.


'The film, for me, was something far more intimate, centered on this fifth element, which represents life, love and art. A sort of model, a reflection or mirror, a way of exploring how to live better with others and with oneself. In peace.' -Luc Besson, in The Adventure and Discovery of a Film: The Story of The Fifth Element.

No one was credited for these roles, and there's no clear evidence as to who was used. However, some have speculated that it was Jill Mullan, who is credited under Other Crew for "special thanks". Others have suggested that Finger sounds like Bill Nunn, but neither of these have been confirmed.

The Diva Plavalaguna (Maïwenn) knows that in order for Leeloo to defeat the Great Evil. Korben has to tell Leeloo that he loves her so as to trigger the fifth element once the four elemental stones are arranged.

Albanian opera singer Inva Mula. The selection she sang was from the Italian opera "Lucia di Lammermoor" Act 3, Scene I ('Il dolce suono mi colpi') by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti.

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