πŸŽ₯ The Fifth Element – 1997

The Story …

In 1914, aliens known as Mondoshawans meet their human contact, a priest of a secret order, at an ancient Egyptian temple.

They take the only weapon capable of defeating a great evil that appears every five thousand years, promising to protect it and return it before the great evil’s re-emergence. The weapon consists of the four classical elements, as four engraved stones, plus a sarcophagus containing a “fifth element”.

In 2263,[c] the great evil appears in deep space as a giant living fireball. It destroys an armed Earth spaceship as it heads to Earth.

The Mondoshawans’ current human contact on Earth, priest Vito Cornelius, informs the President of the Federated Territories of the great evil’s history and of the weapon that can stop it …

On their way to Earth, a Mondoshawan spacecraft carrying the weapon is ambushed and destroyed by a crew of Mangalores, alien mercenaries hired by Earth industrialist Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, who is working for the great evil. 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 the original occupant of the sarcophagus, a humanoid woman named Leeloo who remembers her previous life. Alarmed by the unfamiliar surroundings and high security, she escapes and jumps off a ledge, crashing into the flying taxicab of Korben Dallas, a former major in Earth’s Special Forces.

Dallas delivers Leeloo to Cornelius and his apprentice, David, who recognizes her as the Fifth Element. As Leeloo recuperates, she tells Cornelius that the stones were not on board the Mondoshawan ship. Simultaneously, the Mondoshawans inform Earth’s government the stones were entrusted to an alien opera singer, the diva Plavalaguna. 

Zorg reneges on his deal with the Mangalores for failing to obtain the stones and kills some of them. Earth’s military sends Dallas to meet Plavalaguna; a rigged radio contest provides a cover, awarding Dallas a luxury vacation aboard a flying hotel on planet Fhloston, accompanied by flamboyant talk-show host Ruby Rhod.

It includes a concert by Plavalaguna, and learning that Leeloo shares his mission, Dallas lets her accompany him. Cornelius instructs David to prepare the temple, then stows away on the luxury spaceship. The Mangalore crew, pursuing the stones for themselves, also illegally boarded the ship.

During the concert, the Mangalores attack and Plavalaguna is killed. Dallas extracts the stones from her body and kills the Mangalore leader, causing the others to surrender. Zorg arrives, shoots Leeloo and activates a time bomb.

He flees with a carrying case he presumes contains the stones, but returns when he discovers it is empty. Dallas finds Leeloo traumatized, and escapes with her, Cornelius, Rhod and the stones in Zorg’s private spaceship. Zorg deactivates his bomb, but a dying Mangalore sets off his own, destroying the hotel and killing Zorg.

As the great evil approaches Earth, the four meet David at the temple. They deploy the stones but Leeloo, having learned of humanity’s history of cruelty, has given up on life. Dallas declares his love for her and kisses her.

Leeloo combines the power of the stones, emitting divine light onto the great evil and defeating it. She and Dallas are hailed as heroes and as dignitaries wait to greet them, the two passionately embrace in a recovery chamber.

Credits :

  • Directed by Luc Besson
  • Screenplay by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen
  • Story by Luc Besson
  • Produced by Patrice Ledoux
  • Cinematography : Thierry Arbogast
  • Edited by Sylvie Landra
  • Music by Γ‰ric Serra
  • Production Company : Gaumont
  • Distributed by Gaumont Buena Vista International
  • Release Date : 7 May 1997

Cast :

  • Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas
  • Milla Jovovich as Leeloo
  • Gary Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg
  • Ian Holm as Vito Cornelius
  • Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod
  • Luke Perry as Billy Masterson
  • Brion James as General Munro
  • Tommy “Tiny” Lister Jr. as President Lindberg
  • Lee Evans as Fog
  • Charlie Creed-Miles as David
  • Ivan Heng as Left Arm
  • Tricky as Right Arm
  • John Neville as General Staedert
  • John Bluthal as Professor Pacoli
  • MaΓ―wenn Le Besco as Diva Plavalaguna
  • Inva Mula provides Diva’s singing voice

Film Information Source :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fifth_Element

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