In the 23rd century, when the Evil finally appears from the depths of space, the fifth element is on its way back to Earth aboard an alien space freighter. When the freighter is taken down by space pirates, total annihilation seems inevitable. Scientists recover a hand from the wrecked freighter and clone its original owner. It turns out to be a young, fiery girl named Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), who soon escapes the scientists’ custody. She flees to the cab of New York cabdriver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis). A furious race against time ensues, taking us to places as fascinating and unpredictable as life itself.