VINTAGE FILM The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element

Though his hair has turned yellow to match his flying taxicab and, 275 years after Die Hard, he’s still trying to quit smoking, thank goodness Bruce Willis is still alive to save the world in 2263 – without being too distracted by over-the-top performances from Chris Tucker and Gary Oldman. A project writer-director Luc Besson began working on as a teenager filled with imagination – not least about the skimpy Gaultier costumes to be worn by his future bride Milla Jovovich – The Fifth Element is not Hollywood fare, but in fact the highest-grossing French film in history when it was released.

Director: Luc Besson

Screenplay by: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen

Starring: Bruce Willis, Chris Tucker, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich

Major nominations on original release : César for Best Film, Director (won)

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