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Release Date:
30 April 2003 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
Beware of love in radioactive packages"
Plot:
A straight-laced Spanish man falls in love with a young foreigner. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Fernando Guillén Cuervo ... Daniel
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
Labinot Nuredini ... Yordan
Isabel Ampudia ... Hermana 1
Inés Sájara ... Hermana 2
Alejandro Núñez ... Kyril adolescente
Marin Dimitrov Yanev ... Kyril's Father (as Yanev Marin Dimitrov)
David Pinilla ... Tasador
Elena Konstantinova Raynova ... Madre Kyril
Nikolay Maksimov Genchev ... Kyril's cousin
Antonio Del Olmo ... Marido 2
Alberto Vázquez ... Marido 1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alejandro Arroyo ... (uncredited)
Julio Díez ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Eloy de la Iglesia 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eloy de la Iglesia  writer
Fernando Guillén Cuervo  writer
Antonio Hens  writer
Eduardo Mendicutti  novel

Produced by
Eduardo Campoy .... producer
Borislav Chuchkov .... executive producer
Jesús García Ciordia .... producer (as Jesús G. Ciordia)
Dimitar Gochev .... executive producer
Fernando Guillén Cuervo .... producer
Oihana Olea .... executive producer
Pedro Olea .... producer
Mario Pedraza .... delegate producer
 
Original Music by
Antonio Meliveo 
 
Cinematography by
Néstor Calvo 
 
Film Editing by
José Salcedo 
 
Production Design by
Julio Torrecilla 
 
Costume Design by
Pedro Moreno 
 
Makeup Department
Fermín Galán .... hair stylist
Jorge Hernández .... makeup artist
Luis Jiménez .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Josep Amorós .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luis M. Cordero .... assistant director (as Luis Cordero)
Andrés Curbelo .... assistant director
F. Javier Soto .... first assistant director
Federico Untermann .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Álvaro Cortázar .... property master
 
Sound Department
Aitor Berenguer .... sound mixer
José Antonio Bermúdez .... sound mixer
Juan Dibarboure .... boom operator
Raúl Lasvignes .... sound editor
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Special Effects by
Carlos Martín .... special effects
Pedro Moreno .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Helmuth Barnert .... digital compositor (as Helmut Barnert)
Nacho Cepero .... digital compositor
David Fernández Girón .... cgi operator
Noelia Gorrón .... visual effects producer
Gonzalo Moure .... digital compositor
Alfonso Nieto .... visual effects supervisor
Marcos Onaindia .... digital compositor
Silvia Torralba .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Pablo Casillas .... stunt double: fernando guillen cuervo
Eugenio Jiménez .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator
Manuel Valle .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Cuadrado .... electrician
Óscar de Luna .... electrician
Álvaro Gutiérrez .... assistant camera
Juanjo Sánchez .... steadicam operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Javier Aranda .... costume assistant (as Francisco Javier Aranda)
Elena Gómez .... costume assistant (as Elena Picaza)
 
Editorial Department
Enrique Jiménez .... colorist
Manolo Laguna .... assistant editor (as Manuel Laguna)
 
Other crew
Mercedes Andrino .... production coordinator
Yuyi Beringola .... script supervisor
Olga Blázquez .... production secretary
David Chagoyen .... production assistant
Bernardo Crespo .... production administrator
Nerea La Cruz .... production assistant
Elena Llaneza .... production accountant
Javier Martínez Calvo .... titles designer
Pedro Ruigómez .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Los novios búlgaros" - Spain (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for graphic nudity, strong sexual content, language and some drug use
Runtime:
101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
a Slav in gay Madrid, 5 April 2005
Author: esh04676 from United States

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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