Opening This Week: Cinema

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Breaking Up (15; nationwide from Fri). Russell Crowe (currently pouting his way through LA Confidential) and Salma Hayek (last seen busking through the unremarkable comedy One Night Stand) discover that it's hard to do.

Das Boot: the Director's Cut (15; in London from Fri). Extended 210-minute remix of Wolfgang Petersen's sub-aquatic epic, set in the rusty confines of a Second World War U-Boat.

Lewis and Clark and George (no cert; NFT from Fri). Rod McCall's indie road-movie-cum-thriller stars Rose McGowan as a cigar-toting, gun-smoking, car-thief and snake-napper who teams up with a pair of escaped convicts.

I Went Down (15; nationwide from Fri). Playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir) scripts this black comedy about two useless criminals (Bren- dan Gleeson and Peter McDonald) on the run.Paddy Breathnach directs.

Titanic (12; nationwide from Fri). Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet rearrange the deck chairs under the extravagant eye of director James Cameron. Chris Evans compared it to Gone with the Wind, and he should know.

Lucie Aubrac (12; nationwide from Fri). Carole Bouquet and Daniel Auteuil head Claude Berri's romantic drama set amongst the ranks of the French Resistance. Based on a true story.

A Toute Vitesse (no cert; in London from Fri). A tale of young lust and racial prejudice set in rural France. From 23-year-old director Gael Morel.

Up 'n' Under (12; nationwide from Fri). Neil Morrissey, Tony Slattery, Samantha Janus, and the rest of the latter-day Carry On team are the ones with the odd-shaped balls in this rugby comedy based on John Godber's Hull Truck stand-by.

The Winner (15; in London from Fri). Disowned by its director Alex Cox after it was recut without his consent, this gambling-table fable stars Rebecca DeMornay and Billy Bob Thornton.