The Fifth Element

the fifth element soundtrack The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Directed by: Luc Besson
Distributed by: Gaumont Buena Vista International
Music by: Éric Serra
Genre: Score
Releasted: 6 May 1997
Label: Virgin Records

The Fifth Element is a 1997 French science fiction film directed, co-written, and based on a story by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set during the twenty-third century, the film’s central plot involves the survival of humanity, which becomes the duty of Korben Dallas (Willis) – a taxicab driver (and former special forces Major) – when a young woman (Jovovich) falls into his taxicab. Upon learning about her significance, Dallas must join efforts with the girl to recover four mystical stones essential to defending Earth from an impending attack.

Much of the film’s score, composed by Éric Serra, shows an influence of North African music, particularly Raï. The music used for the taxicab chase scene, titled “Alech Taadi” by Algerian performer Khaled, is excluded from the film soundtrack, but it is available on Khaled’s album N’ssi N’ssi. In Plavalaguna’s performance, the music and the vocalization abruptly shift from a classical to a trance style. This striking change is cross-cut with scenes of Leeloo’s fight with the Mangalores in Plavalaguna’s chamber, and the fight choreography is set to the music. The Diva Dance opera performance featured music from Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor: “Il dolce suono”, the mad scene of Act III, Scene 2, and was sung by Albanian soprano Inva Mula, while the role of Plavalaguna was played by French actress Maïwenn Le Besco. Part One (titled Lucia di Lammermoor) and Part Two (titled The Diva Dance) of this piece are included as separate tracks on The Fifth Element soundtrack, but are sequenced to create the effect of the entire performance seen in the film. The end of Part One blends into the beginning of Part Two, creating a smooth transition between the two tracks.

Tracklist

1. Little Light of Love
2. Mondoshawan
3. Timecrash
4. Korben Dallas
5. Koolen
6. Akta
7. Leeloo
8. Five Millenia Later
9. Plavalaguna
10. Ruby Rap
11. Heat
12. Badaboom
13. Mangalores
14. Lucia Di Lammermoor
15. The Diva Dance
16. Leeloominai
17. A Bomb in the Hotel
18. Mina Hinoo
19. No Cash No Trash
20. Radiowaves
21. Human Nature
22. Pictures of War
23. Lakta Ligunai
24. Protect Life
25. Little Light of Love [End Titles Version] 26. Aknot! Wot?

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