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21 Little Details You Probably Missed In "The Fifth Element"

Leeloo-k at all these details!

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1. The hieroglyphs at the beginning of the movie only have five lines each, while Leeloo's tattoo has six lines each.

Major conspiracy or production goof?! The world may never know.
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Major conspiracy or production goof?! The world may never know.

2. The "present" year, 2263, is off...by about 49 years.

According to these on-screen calculations it should be 2214 not 2263 like it says on Korben's ticket.
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According to these on-screen calculations it should be 2214 not 2263 like it says on Korben's ticket.

3. Also, this nod to the director Luc Besson's birthday (March 18th).

Happy (future) birthday, Luc!
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Happy (future) birthday, Luc!

4. The rabbi, cardinal, and priest just chillin' behind Cornelius.

Waiting room buddies!
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Waiting room buddies!

5. This adorable CAT DOORMAT in Korben's apartment.

Korben Dallas: futuristic cat lady.
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Korben Dallas: futuristic cat lady.

6. Korben's empty box of Gemini croquettes, aka the snack that sponsors his (rigged) trip/mission to Fhloston Paradise.

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fhloston paradise

Guess he was a fan of the snack anyway?

7. This "flesh yarn" coming out like spaghetti to rebuild Leeloo's muscle tissue.

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Next level DIY.

8. The fact that this dude has really thick eyeglasses even though he works in a lab that can actually build entire bodies from almost nothing.

Maybe he just likes the "look?"
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Maybe he just likes the "look?"

9. This statue of Atlas (left), which ls possibly a nod to the actual one in Rockefeller Center (right).

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Perhaps this is a future, elevated, Rockefeller Center?

10. The "65 Trillion Served" marked on the side of the McDonald's delivery truck.

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McDonald's actually stopped updating the number sold in 1994 at 99 billion, three years before the release of this movie.

11. Cornelius' wide variety of religious paraphernalia.

An ambiguously religious man.
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An ambiguously religious man.

12. The fact that Korben taps on a mobile with the earth on it right before Finger asks, "What...you save the planet?"

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HA, foreshadowing, get it?

13. Korben's copy of a popular manga series called "Sanctuary."

Geek-alert! ❤️
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Geek-alert! ❤️

14. The Zorg corporation logo on Korben's termination notice.

Which means Korben, ironically, worked as a taxi driver for the "bad guy."
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Which means Korben, ironically, worked as a taxi driver for the "bad guy."

15. The Brooklyn Bridge beyond Mr. Kim's flying boat/lunch spot.

Which, based on the angle of this shot, means Korben probably lives somewhere in Brooklyn Heights?
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Which, based on the angle of this shot, means Korben probably lives somewhere in Brooklyn Heights?

16. These interesting design similarities to Star Wars.

Another nod perhaps?
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Another nod perhaps?

17. Famous '90s model Ève Salvail, who was one of many fashion models to make a cameo in the film.

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Jean Paul Gaultier designed the iconic costumes for this film, which probably explains why Ève and many other models appear in the film.

18. This super-subtle cat constellation as the ship takes off to Fhloston Paradise.

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MORE CATS! Luc Besson, I SEE YOU.

19. An image of wine representing the word "weak" on Leeloo's screen.

Don't get me wrong, wine is MY weakness, but what are you trying to say Luc?!
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Don't get me wrong, wine is MY weakness, but what are you trying to say Luc?!

20. These "hieroglyphs" inside the hidden temple chamber which are really just blocky shapes and not Egyptian hieroglyphs (like the rest of the temple) at all.

What does it meaaaaan?!
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What does it meaaaaan?!

21. And finally, this annoying light stick that Korben and co. just left standing there, thus ruining an otherwise perfectly symmetrical, framed shot.

The Supreme Being would not approve. OK, well she might.
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The Supreme Being would not approve. OK, well she might.

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