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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 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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Quotes

Daniel: I'd give my life for you.
Kyril: I'd give your life for me too.
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a Slav in gay Madrid
5 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overall this film gives the viewer a good picture of the gay night world in contemporary Spain, but the focus is on the relationship between stolid, bull-like Kyril and emotional passive Daniel. Daniel is the successful and well--to-do middle-aged business consultant who spends much of his free time cruising for sex in night spots. He hooks up with much younger (supposedly age 23, but Biba looks older) Kyril, a Bulgarian immigrant, missing his fiancée who is in Berlin. (Why these two young lovers are separated is not clear.) But Kyril is ready to meet Daniel's needs for friendship and more. The nature of the developing relationship is made clear at the outset with Kyril making love to Daniel in an overpowering and explicit manner. Daniel is much in love with Kyril, but Kyril sees Daniel only as a convenience, a source of money, shelter, and help with his working papers in Spain and with a project that evidently deals with international atomic fuel smuggling. In connection wit the last, Daniel often finds himself involved in skirting the law. The performances by Dritan Biba and Guillen-Cuervo as the older man are excellent and make this movie fun to watch. Both actors should get special awards for their sensitive portrayals of men having a sexual relationship.


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