Production info

The Fifth Element
USA, 1997

Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm
Directed by Luc Besson


Science fiction thriller, of which only the first 10 minutes are of particular egyptological interest. In 1914 a group of scientists in Egypt uncovers a mysterious archaeological find. The hieroglyphs tell a story of good and evil, about four stones which represent the basic elements -earth, water, wind, fire-, and a fifth element -a supreme being- that has the power to destroy the this evil and save the universe.

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