There are some scenes that I comment on with a lump in my throat and this scene is one of them. It is probably because I am getting older :-) , or maybe because I identify myself with the scene seeing that my wife is called Carmen and I believe that we are a respectable family.
In the film, “The Fifth Element” General Steder is determined to shoot at an unidentified “thing” and despite the doubt of the President he launches “super-powerful” missiles to the heart of the evil thing. But the more it is struck the more is grows: “the evil generates evil”.
Imagine arriving at the top of a mountain and finding a stone; a simple, useless stone. After years of trying to reach the top and all the hard work put in, disappointment is what we fear most. It is the same feeling when we chase after something we can never catch up with.