The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element DVD

 Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm
Directed by: Luc Besson

Synopsis: Futuristic sci-fi film about an ex-mercenary turned cab driver named Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) who finds himself involved in a mission to save the world via a beautiful and mysterious woman named Leeloo (Milla Jovovich).

Featured Feline: The first time we see Korben Dallas he is in his apartment in South Brooklyn.  As he wakes up we see a white cat waiting outside his door.

The Fifth Element - white cat Sweetie outside door

Korben gets up to answer the phone and presses a button which allows the cat to enter.  He addresses the cat only as Sweetie.

The Fifth Element - white cat Sweetie enters through cat door

As Korben continues to talk on the phone the cat lovingly rubs herself on his leg and boots.

The Fifth Element - white cat Sweetie rubbing against boots

When Korben leaves the apartment he turns the television set on for the cat, telling her not to watch all day.

The Fifth Element - white cat Sweetie close up

Later in the film Korben returns to his apartment and realizes he has not fed the cat.  He apologizes to her.

The Fifth Element - white cat Sweetie on counter

Sweetie is only seen once more in the film when Korben is home eating Korean food from a delivery stand.  After this Korben leaves and doesn’t return for the rest of the movie.

The Fifth Element - white cat Sweetie eating Korean food at window

Sweetie appears cross-eyed in the film but director Luc Besson once explained that the cat focusing on the camera lens made her look cross-eyed.

The Fifth Element - white cat Sweetie lying on bed

Final Mewsings: Korben will really have to apologize to Sweetie when he gets home this time!

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