Bruce Willis (right), currently doing mega box-office business in Sixth Sense, stars as a cab driver trying to save the world in The Fifth Element (8pm Sky Premier), a typically stylish sci-fi thriller from Luc Besson.Reuse content
THE TURKISH government com-plained vociferously about Alan Parker's Midnight Express (10.10pm FilmFour) - I imagine the Tourist Board weren't too happy about it, either. In a way, those protests are a testament to the film's power. A stranger to understatement, the director has a characteristically emotive approach to his material - the brutal treatment of an American drug smuggler in a Turkish jail. This Oscar-winning drama stars Brad Davis as the prisoner desperate for a way out of this hellish regime. In one of his definitive roles, John Hurt plays the wasted old lag on hand with advice about how to escape.