New York, the twenty-third century. The Earth is about to be destroyed by a huge ball of fire racing toward the planet. Cornelius, an old monk, knows how to stop the burning sphere: the Fifth Element, the Supreme Being, who unites the four basic Elements - air, water, fire and earth - must be summoned for it is the only being who can stop Evil. Cornelius (Ian Holm), an old monk gets a hand from Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) a taxi driver and former secret agent, and from Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) an alien in the shape of a beautiful, carrot-top young woman. Adventures galore await the trio as they set off to save humanity and fight the horrendous Zorg (Gary Oldman) and his allies, the dreadful Mangalores.