The Fifth Element (1997)

LUC BESSON

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1997.  Gaumont.  Story by Luc Besson, Screenplay by Luc Besson, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1997.  Cannes Film Festival 1997.  

Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element.

Highly imaginative and colourful science-fiction film has an unnecessarily complicated plot but a lively visual style.  is a futuristic-metropolis cab driver living in a minuscule condo unit who thinks he has no future until one day a beautiful stranger () literally crash lands into his flying taxicab. Little does he know that she is the Fifth Element, an intensely perfect being that is being counted on to save the planet from a great evil that threatens to take over unless she stops it. French director Luc Besson thought up the original idea for the film in his school days, working on the script throughout the years until he finally got the opportunity to direct his dream project. The visual effects are stunning, the costumes by Jean-Paul Gaultier gorgeous, and Jovovich’s performance has a grace and soul she’s never before showed on screen. The scene with  as an alien diva who sings a selection from Lucia de Lammermoor, backed by a giant visual of the earth and stars, is outstanding.

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  1. One of my kids’ favourite films. They watch it every time it’s on.

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