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

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Dritan Biba ...
Pepón Nieto ...
Roger Pera ...
Anita Sinkovic ...
Fernando Albizu ...
Roman Luknár ...
Simeon (as Román Lucknar)
Padre de Daniel
Julia Martínez ...
Daniel's Mother
Gracia Olayo ...
Emma Penella ...
Aure Sánchez ...
Shai Bercovich ...
Alberto Lozano ...
Óscar Iniesta ...


A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner.

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Beware of love in radioactive packages"


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 April 2003 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Bulgarian Lovers  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$59,440 (USA) (10 September 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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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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Funny and poignant
2 February 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The film is funny because it's true; this is very much how these relationships work. I read most of the other comments about this film and what I saw was just sour comments coming from people who most likely have got no idea about how these things go. I've seen things like this happen around me in Istanbul over and over again between foreigners and poor Kurds who are simply looking for a way out of their poverty and who would do ANYTHING to get a residency for the EU or US.

What really horrified me was the dismissal of the 'Bulgarian' acts in the film because they are actually very important. They show us how Daniel has gotten himself in an emotional pit where he accepts that his 'lover' has a wife and a life of which he is no part. He even goes as far as rejecting the nephew of Kyril, who is offered to him on a platter and who very obviously sexually arouses him, because he's committed to a man who only sees him as a convenience.

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