City of God producer Marc Beauchamps dies of bladder cancer

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This Saturday (4), film producer Marc Alain François Gouyou Beauchamps, aged 61, died in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He was battling bladder cancer. Among his greatest successes are the films: “City of God” and “Madame Satã”.

“Today my father left. An amazing guy, beautiful and brilliant”, wrote his son Bruno Beauchamps posted on Instagram. “Today, I slept in the hospital and had my hand on his chest at the time of departure.”

Beauchamps leaves behind a wife, Fernanda Vasconcelos, and two children, Bruno and Julia.

The wake will be tomorrow (5), at the São Francisco Xavier cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro, at 12:00.

trajectory in cinema

Beauchamps was French and came to Brazil at the age of 19, in 1979. His first work on the national market was a documentary about Serra Pelada, a district in the municipality of Curionópolis, in southeastern Pará, alongside photographer Gustavo Hadba.

Soon after, he created the company Inicial Brasileira, which exported Brazilian films to France. And, in 1988, he founded the production company Lumière, which released more than 100 films, which together totaled more than 20 million tickets. The initial idea of ​​the project was to bring French films to Brazil.

On the other hand, the producer was also known for his involvement in drugs. In 2011, he was arrested in Flamengo after a man identified him as an outlaw from French justice. While passing through two police stations, Beauchamps was taken to the Federal Police after having offered R$ 50 thousand to the police to release him at the time.

The artist was also arrested in 2013 by Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) accused of international drug trafficking by the French government.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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