July 28, 2017

Episode 90 - THE FIFTH ELEMENT


The story of The Fifth Element's journey from bemusing sci-fi oddity to beloved cult film hinges on its exoticness. Luc Besson's passion project looks, sounds, and feels like nothing else among the late-90s mainstream. Hyper-obsessed with action, sex, and every other sensory pleasure, it's simultaneously a portrait of its time and ahead of its time.

Jack Stovold of Reopening the Wormhole joins us to unpack this lascivious European cousin of the high-concept American blockbuster, so grab your multipass and get ready to revisit this outrageous space opera.



The Fifth Element (1997)
Directed by Luc Besson
Produced by Patrice Ledoux
Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen
Starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Brion James, Tiny Lister, and Chris Tucker

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