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Bulgarian Lovers (2003)

Los novios búlgaros (original title)
A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.

Director:

Eloy de la Iglesia

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Guillén Cuervo ... Daniel
Dritan Biba ... Kyril
Pepón Nieto ... Gildo
Roger Pera Roger Pera ... Lawyer
Anita Sinkovic Anita Sinkovic ... Kalina
Fernando Albizu ... Mogambo
Roman Luknár ... Simeón (as Román Lucknar)
Simón Andreu ... Padre de Daniel
Julia Martínez ... Madre de Daniel
Gracia Olayo ... Rosita
Emma Penella ... Remedios
Aure Sánchez Aure Sánchez ... Bambi
Shai Bercovich Shai Bercovich ... Vladimir
Labinot Nuredini Labinot Nuredini ... Yordan
Alberto Lozano Alberto Lozano ... Taxista
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Storyline

Daniel, a gay accountant approaching middle age who lives more than a comfortable existence, does not begrudge the large influx of immigrants, many refugees, coming to his homeland Spain in search of a better life, and they doing whatever they need to in their adopted home to eke out that better life. He also is willing to do his small part in that help if he can. He may be able to kill two birds with one stone when he meets one of those refugees, a younger Bulgarian named Kyril who is physically exactly his type. Kyril is up front that he is penniless and has a girlfriend, Kalina, back home in Bulgaria that he loves. Regardless, Daniel and Kyril begin a sexual relationship, it developing into love of different forms on both sides. While Daniel's love is more traditional, Kyril truly loves Daniel as much as a straight man can love another man, partly in all that Daniel can do and ends up doing for him, such as helping him with his immigration. Daniel has to decide how much he can ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Beware of love in radioactive packages"

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, strong sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Bulgarian

Release Date:

30 April 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulgarian Lovers See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,345, 2 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,440, 12 September 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Daniel: I'd give my life for you.
Kyril: I'd give your life for me too.
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This movie isn't worth the time
30 November 2004 | by losperrosSee all my reviews

This is one of the really bad films I have seen lately(thanks for the gratuitous nudity!). Beside the poor acting and lack of authenticity in the representation of the Bulgarian hunk, the meager Spaniard is regretful, the whole plot is brave but lacks back up from the cast and director. The generalizations about the Bulgarians are so hmmmm...general that they should be found offensive by anyone who is Bulgarian. (My friend is and she thought it was awful too). There are so many loose ends and discrepancies, the cast and acting are so naive and not convincing. The Spaniard who supposedly is a big fish and has a consulting firm is so dumbfound with love or desire for the BulG hunk, that he looks like an idiot. The solo shots of him looking at the camera and trying to deliver some sort of documentary feel to the movie do not fit, there is nothing that can save it.

Don't waste your time and money to rent this.


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