The Fifth Element


2h 7m 1997

Brief Synopsis

A cab driver in the 23rd century finds himself battling an evil force during an apocalyptic war as he tries to secure a mysterious fifth element.

Film Details

Also Known As
5th Element, The, Cinquieme Element, Le, Das fünfte Element, Det femte elementet, Fifth Element, Le cinquième élément, fünfte Element
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; Mauritania

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

A cab driver in the 23rd century finds himself battling an evil force during an apocalyptic war as he tries to secure a mysterious "fifth element."

Cast

Bruce Willis

Gary Oldman

Milla Jovovich

Chris Tucker

Ian Holm

Luke Perry

Keith Martin

Martin Mcdougall

Tim Mcmullan

Ian Beckett

John Hughes

Robert Clapperton

Leo Williams

Omar Hibbert Williams

Robert Oates

Lenny Mclean

Justin Lee Burrows

Mia Frye

Mac Mcdonald

Indra Ove

Eve Salvail

Paul Priestley

Jerry Ezekiel

Stewart Harvey Wilson

Alex Georgijev

Ivan Heng

Carlton Chance

John Sharian

John Bennett

David Barrass

Roberto Bryce

Josie Perez

Jason Salkey

Julie T Wallace

David Kennedy

John Neville

Brion James

Stina Richardson

Kaleem Janjua

Al Matthews

Stacey Mckenzie

Gin Clarke

Vladimir Mccrary

Eddie Ellwood

Clifton Lloyd Bryan

Richard Leaf

Robert Alexander

Derek Ezenagu

David Garver

Adrian Thaws

Tyrone Tyrell

Christopher Fairbank

Maiwenn

Fred Williams

Mark Seaton

Sonny Caldinez

Scott Woods

Hon Ping Tang

Sibyl Buck

Alan Ruscoe

Tiny Lister

Shaun Davis

Laura Depalma

Stanley Kowalski

Michael Culkin

Nathan Hamlett

Roy Garcia Singh

Kevin Molloy

Colin Brooks

George Khan

Roger Monk

Cecil Cheng

Inva Mulla Tchako

Performer

Sophia Goth

Riz Meedin

Jean Luc Caron

Peter Dunwell

Bill Reimbold

Dane Messam

Genevieve Maylam

Charlie Creed-miles

Grant James

Aron Paramor

Christopher Adamson

Dave Fishley

Nicole Merry

Natasha Brice

Vincenzo Pellegrino

Sarah Carrington

Patrick Nicholls

Kevin Brewerton

Lee Evans

John Bluthal

Kim Chan

Said Talidi

Renee Montemayor

Ali Yassine

J D Dawodu

Sam Douglas

Mathieu Kassovitz

Anthony Chinn

Richard Ashton

Leon Dekker

Rachel Willis

Nathalie Carles

Sonita Henry

Jerome Blake

Zeta Graff

Marie Guillard

Crew

William R Aldridge

Pyrotechnics

Nick Allder

Special Effects Supervisor

David Alstadter

Foley Mixer

Nicolas Amendelare

Visual Effects

John A Amicarella

Associate Producer

Jonathan Angell

Special Effects

Thierry Arbogast

Director Of Photography

Thierry Arbogast

Dp/Cinematographer

Simon Atherton

Other

Dwayne Avery

Sound Effects Editor

Bill Baggilaar

Special Thanks To

Norman Baillie

Special Effects

Jeffrey Baksinski

Motion Control

George Ball

Gaffer

Judith Ball

Graphic Designer

Eric Barba

Visual Effects

Ray Barrett

Construction Coordinator

Ron Bartlett

Rerecording

Chris Barton

Animatronics

Chris Bayz

Other

Sallie Beechinor

Production Coordinator

Miles Bella

Visual Effects

Mona Benjamin

Production Assistant

Michole Bergstrom

Motion Control

Luc Besson

Story By

Luc Besson

Screenplay

Luc Besson

From Story

Luc Besson

Camera Operator

Jon Billington

Other

Dennis M Blakey

Visual Effects

David Bleich

Visual Effects

Jean-marie Blondel

Boom Operator

James Bloom

Other

Craig Bond

Motion Control

Mike Boone

Other

Jean Jacques Bordier

Production Supervisor

Jean Bourne

Script Supervisor

Mark Bowey

Graphic Designer

Margo Bowie

Color

Marc Boyle

Stunt Coordinator

Sarah Bradshaw

Production Manager

Camille M Bratkowski

Other

Nell Brealey

Production Coordinator

Daniel Brisseau

Sound Recordist

Bob Bromley

Special Effects

Monique Brown

Animatronics

Rebecca Brown

Production Assistant

David Bryant

Other

Nathalie Buck

Art Assistant

Vin Burnham

Costumes

Lois Burwell

Makeup Artist

Winny Calissoni

Other

Anita Camarata

Music Supervisor

Ronald Carr

Grip

Chris Carreras

Assistant Director

Dan Carter

Other

Joe Celeste

Grip

Humbert Chabuel

Other

Cari Chanin

Production Coordinator

Pascal Charpentier

Digital Effects Supervisor

Pierre-alain Chartier

Other

Frederic Chaslin

Music Conductor

Jamie Christopher

Assistant Director

Graham Churchyard

Assistant

Paul Clancy

Special Effects

Temple Clark

Storyboard Artist

Ralph Cooley

Assistant Editor

John Coppinger

Animatronics

Neil Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Sebastien Cortella

Music

John Michael Courte

Visual Effects

Simon Cozens

Assistant Editor

Tomislav Culina

Grip

Paul Curley

Other

Joshua Cushner

Motion Control

Kim Cybulski

Production Assistant

Charles Darby

Visual Effects

Alain Henri Darthou

Other

Richard Davenport

Camera Assistant

Kevin De La Noy

Location Manager

Nicolas Deloren-anno

Assistant

Mykel Denis

Visual Effects

Sylvain Despretz

Other

Robert Diepenbrock

Visual Effects

Leslie Dilley

Special Thanks To

James Dinunzio

Production

Eric Alan Donaldson

Grip

Rob Doolittle

Apprentice

Lori L Dreischmeier

Visual Effects

Michael Dunleavy

Special Effects

Rick Dunn

Visual Effects

Michael Durkin

Special Effects

Jack Dyer

Production

Jamie Edgell

Stunts

Kevin Edland

Best Boy

Michael Edland

Visual Effects

Andrea Eliseyan

Other

Jack English

Photography

Malcolm Evans

Animatronics

Frederic Evard

Assistant Art Director

Julia Evershade

Sound Effects Editor

Pierre Excoffier

Sound Engineer

Michael Fadollone

Visual Effects

John Paul Fasal

Sound Design

Nick Finlayson

Special Effects

John Fisher

Special Thanks To

John Ford

Visual Effects

Crys Forsyth-smith

Unit Production Manager

William Fort

Other

Peter Francis

Other

Brendan Gallagher

Visual Effects

Patrice Garcia

Other

Robert Garland

Screenplay

Pierre Garnier

Other

Fred Garson

Assistant Director

Jean-paul Gaultier

Costume Designer

Dave Gavin

Special Thanks To

Paul Gentry

Dp/Cinematographer

Paul Gentry

Director Of Photography

Howell Gibbens

Sound Effects Editor

Michel Gibrat

Other

Ira Gilford

Art Director

Helene Giraud

Other

Jean Giraud

Other

Don Givens

Foley Recordist

Aaron Glascock

Foley Editor

Richard Glass

Special Thanks To

Michel Glotz

Producer

Karen Goulekas

Digital Effects Supervisor

Collin Grant

Storyboard Artist

Scott Graves

Best Boy

Maggie Gray

Set Decorator

Robert Grayson

Assistant Director

Jason Greenblum

Art Department

Bernard Grenet

Production Manager

Ron Gress

Art Director

Richard Guille

Special Effects

Thierry Guilmard

Location Manager

Wayne John Haag

Visual Effects

Annie Hadley

Consultant

Carolyn Hall

Other

Ted Hall

Special Thanks To

Eric Hanson

Visual Effects

Sean Hargreaves

Other

Kevin Harris

Construction

John Hatt

Special Effects

Cameron Henderson

Visual Effects

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Kevin Herd

Special Effects

Yann Herve

Assistant Editor

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Pauline Heys

Makeup Artist

John Higgins

Gaffer

Rupert Hine

Song

Joe Hobbs

Wardrobe

Yvonne Hobbs

Wardrobe

Olivier Horlait

Assistant Director

Steve Hyde

Visual Effects

Terry Jackson

Advisor

Clark James

Miniatures

Christopher Jaulerry

Special Thanks To

Chris Jenkins

Rerecording

Patsy Johnson

Other

Thomas Roland Johnson

Visual Effects

Pierre Jouvet

Special Thanks To

Robert Kamen

Screenplay

Michael Karp

Motion Control

Matthew Kennett

Motion Control

Mikella Kievman

Graphics Coordinator

Jane Kilkenny

Visual Effects

Paul Kirby

Assistant Art Director

Paul 'krusty' Kirwan

Visual Effects

Paul Kite

Stand-In

Carlin Kmetz

Visual Effects

Amanda Knight

Makeup Artist

Dave Knudson

Grip

Didier Kwak

Assistant Director

Kelly L'estrange

Assistant Director

Kelly L'estrange

Production Coordinator

Olivier Laborie

Assistant

Melissa Lackersteen

Makeup Artist

Cinde Lagerstrom

Electrician

Ali Lakrouf

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael Lamont

Art Director

Sylvie Landra

Editor

Cliff Lanning

Assistant Director

Terence Lathwell

Special Effects

Florrie Laurence

Assistant Editor

John Lavalley

Visual Effects

Franck Lebreton

Production Supervisor

Patrice Ledoux

Producer

Hae-jeon Lee

Visual Effects

Daniel Lemmon

Visual Effects

Chris Lewis

Electrician

Donald Likovich

Assistant Editor

Camille Lipmann

Assistant Director

Daniel J Lombardo

Visual Effects

Sarah Love

Hairdresser

Sue Love

Hairdresser

Didier Lozahic

Sound Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
5th Element, The, Cinquieme Element, Le, Das fünfte Element, Det femte elementet, Fifth Element, Le cinquième élément, fünfte Element
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom; Mauritania

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Award Nominations

Best Sound Effects Sound Editing

1998

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for 1997 European Film of the Year by the European Film Academy (EFA).

Winner of three 1997 Cesar Awards, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Design. Also nominated for Best Picture.

Released in United States Spring May 9, 1997

Released in United States on Video October 28, 1997

Recipient of the director's prize at the 1997 Lumieres de Paris awards.

Began shooting January 29, 1996.

Les Films du Dauphin is Luc Besson's production company.

Completed shooting June 26, 1996.

Released in United States Spring May 9, 1997

Released in United States on Video October 28, 1997