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Bulgarian Lovers (2003)
"Los novios búlgaros" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  30 April 2003 (Spain)
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A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dritan Biba ...
Kyril
Pepón Nieto ...
Gildo
Roger Pera ...
Lawyer
Anita Sinkovic ...
Kalina
Fernando Albizu ...
Mogambo
Roman Luknár ...
Simeon (as Román Lucknar)
Simón Andreu ...
Padre de Daniel
Julia Martínez ...
Daniel's Mother
Gracia Olayo ...
Rosita
Emma Penella ...
Remedios
Aure Sánchez ...
Bambi
Shai Bercovich ...
Vladimir
Alberto Lozano ...
Taxista
Óscar Iniesta ...
Emil
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A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.

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Beware of love in radioactive packages"

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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

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30 April 2003 (Spain)  »

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Bulgarian Lovers  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,345 (USA) (30 April 2004)

Gross:

$59,440 (USA) (10 September 2004)
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Daniel: I'd give my life for you.
Kyril: I'd give your life for me too.
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no surprises
9 June 2005 | by (Gent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Gaymovies are most of the times a rather boring experience as most of the times the base is just the same : not being accepted. In this movie from director Eloy de la Iglesia (unknown, but so far he made 23 movies) is a bit different but the movie looses everything due to an unbelievable story. "Los novios bulgaros" stands for the new Bulgarians and that are, in Iglesia's eyes, men who come to Spain and in return for illegal papers they play gay whore for some rich men. I can imagine that for most of the Bulgarians this item is quite insulting and Iglesia thought it was even better to add some cliché in it as well by making the Bulgarians criminals who are smuggling radio-active weapons. I dunno if Iglesia wanted to make a James Bondmovie in his dream rather than coming up with some real issues but if it was his goal to touch some modern problems of the current society (refugees who have to sell their body) then he lost it completely here. All by all the film is quite okay to watch but at one point Iglesia tries to defense a minority group by offending the others. From a cinematographic point of view you don't have to seek for surprises as well as is it just a bland job.


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