Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

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In 1997, at the Cannes Film Festival, the public saw for the first time the fantastic comedy action film by French director Luc Besson "The Fifth Element" with Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich and Gary Oldman in the main roles. The plot of this touching picture about fantastic love contains a fair share of humor, romance and spectacular fights, which allowed it to claim the attention of the most diverse audience. 

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

The comedy plot of the fantastic action is based on a philosophical parable about love. In the image of the fragile at first glance girl Lilu, created from the DNA of aliens of the ancient race of the Mondoshavans, love itself appears. It is love that is the only "fifth element" that can connect the other four primary matters of the Universe and save the planet from imminent destruction.

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

The film starred not only professional actors. So, the role of the assistant to the main villain of the film, Mr. Zorg, was played by Adrian Toews, better known as Tricky, a British trip-hop musician and one of the founders of the genre. Luc Besson also invited several models to his film, who played flight attendants on a cruise ship in the orbit of Floston.

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

At the time of its release, The Fifth Element was the highest-budget film made outside of Hollywood. For 1997, this film also featured the most expensive special effects. The budget of the film was $ 80 million, and the fees — $ 264 million. So far, the film "The Fifth Element" is the most expensive for French cinema.

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

The role of diva Plavalaguna was played by Maivenne Le Besco, a French actress, director and screenwriter. Her character sang the aria Il Dolce Suono from the opera "Lucia di Lammermoor"by the Italian composer Domenico Gaetano Donizetti. By the way, the name of the alien diva Besson also took from childhood. This was the name of the bomb shelter in Croatia, where Luke was on summer vacation.

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

The explosion in the main hall of the space cruise ship was the most powerful explosion inside the room that was ever shown on a movie screen at that time.

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

The shooting of the film became for the French director Luc Besson (pictured next to Bruce Willis) the embodiment of a childhood dream. Luke wrote the plot as a teenager. At that time, he did not think that he would become a director. According to Besson, in the absence of a real friend, brothers, sisters, or at least a TV, he himself invented a friend-a flying taxi driver in New York of the XXIII century.

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

Gary Oldman accepted the role in the film without even reading the script. By this time, he had already managed to star in the film "Leon" by Besson. Before that, the actor met the director thanks to his girlfriend. After shooting "Leon", Oldman and Besson became friends, which is why Gary agreed to star in" The Fifth Element " so quickly. Later, he strongly complained about his uncomfortable suit.

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

Throughout the film, the main character and the main villain never cross paths and never even meet each other.

Top 10 facts about the film " The Fifth Element»

Luc Besson celebrates his birthday on March 18, which is probably why the date on Corben Dallas ' calendar, when the viewer first sees him in the frame, is March 18, 2263. Pictured: Bruce Willis with his then-wife Demi Moore and Luc Besson with Milla Jovovich (then they were also a couple) at the premiere of the film in Cannes.

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