Andre (“Amélie’s” Jamel Debbouze), a small-time Paris hood who owes money all over town, contemplates a suicidal leap into the Seine, but his guardian angel (Danish model and actress Rie Rasmussen) beats him to it in this dark fable from director Luc Besson (“The Professional,” “La Femme Nikita”), who films the action in shimmering black-and-white. In French with English subtitles. At Village Square. (91 min.) R; violence, sexual content, profanity, adult themes.
INTRODUCING THE DWIGHTS
A stand-up comedian (Brenda Blethyn) moonlights as a kitchen worker — but always finds the time to commandeer the lives of her teenage boys (Khan Chittenden, Richard Wilson) — in this Australian family dramedy. At the Suncoast. (105 min.) R; sexual content, profanity.
This demon-seed thriller focuses on the title character (Jacob Kogan), an introverted prodigy who feels even more sidelined than usual after his parents (Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga) welcome his baby sister. Celia Weston (“Junebug”), Michael McKean (“For Your Consideration”) and Dallas Roberts (“The L-Word”) co-star. At Village Square. (105 min.) R; profanity, disturbing behavior by a child.
LA VIE EN ROSE
Back in Las Vegas following its June debut at the CineVegas film festival, this impressionistic portrait of famed French chanteuse Edith Piaf stars Marion Cotillard, whose acclaimed performance is already generating Oscar talk. Gerard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud and Emmanuelle Seigner (“The Ninth Gate”) lead the supporting cast. In French with English subtitles. At Village Square. (140 min.) PG-13; substance abuse, sexual content, brief nudity, profanity, mature themes.
— By CAROL CLING