The Fifth Element

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The Fifth Element
FrenchLe Cinquième Élément
Directed byLuc Besson
Screenplay by
Story byLuc Besson
Produced byPatrice Ledoux
CinematographyThierry Arbogast
Edited bySylvie Landra
Music byÉric Serra
Distributed byGaumont Buena Vista International[1]
Release date
  • 7 May 1997 (1997-05-07)
Running time
126 minutes[2]
Budget$90 million[3][4][a]
Box office$263.9 million[5]

The Fifth Element (French: Le Cinquième Élément) is a 1997 English-language French science-fiction action movie directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich.

The Fifth Element received mainly positive reviews.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Conflicting sources stated the film's budget to be various figures between $50 million and $100 million, however, $90 million is the most frequently cited figure, and is also the figure cited by Besson in his book, The Story of The Fifth Element.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Le Cinquième élément" [The Fifth Element]. Ciné-Ressources (in French). Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  2. "Fifth Element, The Le Cinquieme Elemente". Australian Classification Board. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  3. Besson 1997, p. 11.
  4. Mazdon 2000, p. 110; Hayward 2009, p. 91.
  5. "The Fifth Element (1997)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 22 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.

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