Luc Besson says 'The Fifth Element' was a 'nightmare'The "Valerian" director looks back on the painful process of creating his colourful sci-fi classic, as well as his favourite moment from the film.
[SOUND] [MUSIC] The special effect was from another age, and I have to lock my camera for eight hours, and then I couldn't come in the set and It was really painful and hard for me. [MUSIC] It's funny because Fifth Element does 188 shots with special effects. Valerian has 2,700. So it's 20 times You know bigger. [MUSIC] No I was always bored. Not bored, but worried about the real alien. In free filament I have couple of them and And I always see the guy in it. So it's complicate. Here on the land I have an actor playing an alien. So he is in green suit with dots. But the way he is playing, the way he interpret the thing is very there. It's human, I can see it. I can see if it's good. Probably the birth of Leeloo. Because the birth of Leeloo is the first scene that we shot with her, with Milla. So the first images we have from her is when she wake up and she's born. And when we went to the dailies the day after to watch it It was really impressive. You really have the feeling to see the birth of a character that will stay for a couple of years.