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7,262 Ratings

The Fifth Element

Directed by Luc Besson
France, 1997
Sci-Fi, Comedy


In 23rd Century New York City, a cab driver joins a humanoid woman in search of a mystical weapon necessary to defend Earth and save humanity from an evil force.

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The Fifth Element Directed by Luc Besson

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1998 | Nominee: Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing

Critics reviews

Director Luc Besson has never made something this weird, fleet and full of life. Every image bursts with the texture and detail of John-Paul Gaultier’s mesmerizing costumes. Dan Weil’s production design illuminates the various layers and levels of a crowded pop dystopia. Cinematographer Thierry Arbogast’s striking visuals are fluid and colorful.
July 26, 2016
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