The Fifth Element
CAST: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman DIRECTOR: Luc Besson SCIENCE ON SCREEN SERIES | MAR. 22, 2022 | MASKS AND PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED
In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world. Together with Father Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm) and zany broadcaster Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker), Dallas must race against time and the wicked industrialist Zorg (Gary Oldman) to save humanity. (Rotten Tomatoes)
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Lathiena Nervo is an Assistant Professor in Pacific Lutheran University's Biology Department where she teaches Developmental Biology and Tissue Formation and Engineering. Her research focuses on how cells communicate with each other during embryonic tissue formation and how the 3D space limitations influence that communication. She earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from UMBC and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Fifth Element has enough eye-appeal for two good movies.Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune