Monday, July 03, 2006

[non-Asian] - RIP Fabian Bielinsky

Fabian Bielinsky, Argentinian director, 47, died in Brazil on June, 29th.

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Argentine film director Fabian Bielinsky, who shot the critically-acclaimed Nine Queens crime caper, died of a heart attack in Sao Paulo, Brazil, consulate officials said on Thursday. He was 47.

Bielinsky was in Brazil doing casting for commercials. He died on Wednesday night in his hotel.

Nine Queens, shot in 2000, won a total of 21 awards at international film festivals and in 2004 gained a Hollywood remake, Criminal, which was less successful.

In the original movie, two con artists played by Ricardo Darin and Gaston Pauls try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him fake rare stamps.

His latest film was "El Aura" (The Aura), this week garnered six Silver Condors, the Argentine equivalent of the Oscar.

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