The Fifth Element

Luc Besson, 126 mins, France, 1997, 35mm. Source: National Film & Sound Archive of Australia. Courtesy: Madman.

The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element

Specially chosen by indie game developer Firemint

Set in a futuristic New York, Luc Besson's visually arresting sci-fi adventure stars Bruce Willis as a cab driver who is inadvertently forced to save the world from some interplanetary baddies. Not to mention protecting the very fetching damsel in distress, the scantily clad Milla Jovovich.

The loopy sci-fi plot aside, this film offers a multitude of pleasures throughout. From Jean-Paul Gaultier's racy costumes (including Jovovich's band-aid dress) and the lavish production design, to Chris Tucker's outlandish and frankly weird performance as an intergalactic disc jockey; from Gary Oldman's hair, which gives his Dracula quiff a run for its money, to 'that' opera sequence in space.

Firemint is an indie game developer and creator of the hugely popular Flight Control.


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