A visual feast combining ancient mysticism, cyberpunk sensibilities, flamboyant entertainment personalities, and gun-toting alien mercenaries. In the 23rd century, Korben Dallas, an ex-special forces agent who now practices as a down-and-out cabbie, when suddenly a mysterious woman falls into the back seat of his cab and Dallas finds himself caught in a struggle to defy a prophesied Evil from destroying the Earth. Pursued by both the government and a powerful magnate enlisted by the forces of Evil, the woman is the key to Earth’s salvation, known only as the Fifth Element. Luc Besson’s first offering with Hollywood backing. Academy Award Nomination: Best Sound Effects Editing.