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Death at 50 of producer Cyril Colbeau-Justin


Embodying the succession of the early 2010s, we owe him the first films of Olivier Marchal and many popular comedies.

Cyril Colbeau-Justin had pocketed two Caesars in 2014 for Guillaume and the boys, at the table!
Cyril Colbeau-Justin had pocketed two Caesars in 2014 for Guillaume and the boys, at the table! Poree Audrey / ABACA

Saturday sadness in French cinema after the disappearance at just 50 years of producer Cyril Colbeau-Justin. It was Dominique Farrugia who opened the tribute ball on Instagram, making the face of his friend familiar. “Even though I knew he had to go, I’m devastated. He was my friend. He was a great producer. Cyril Colbeau Justin. I kiss you where you are ”, wrote the humorist. Other figures of the 7th hexagonal art were quick to follow suit.

Embodying the next generation in the early 2010s, Cyril Colbeau-Justin started as executive producer in 2001 with the unusual Grégoire Moulin Against Humanity . He had also accompanied, with his colleague Jean-Baptiste Dupont, the first films of Olivier Marchal Gangsters (2002), 36 Quai des Orfèvres, MR73, Les Lyonnais. Their company LGM had appeared in the rankings of those who made the French cinema of The Express and Figaro in 2012.

The duo had also produced the thrillers Blood relationship and its American remake Blood Ties, with Guillaume Canet. We also owe him many popular comedies: Cloclo, But who killed Pamela Rose?, RTT, Love situation: it’s complicated, Bitch, princess of hearts, Hollywoo, Boule and Bill. With Guillaume and the boys, at the table! by Guillaume Gallienne, it is the consecration, he pockets in 2014 two César, that of the best first film and that of the best film.

Recently, Cyril Colbeau-Justin had produced Inseparable with Ahmed Sylla or Madame, the comedy of Amanda Sthers. In TV, he had also worked on several seasons of Leo Matteï, miners’ brigades and several TF1 units from the collection Love at first sight.

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