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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 Fernando Albizu ... Mogambo
Roman Luknár ... Simeon (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
Alberto Lozano Alberto Lozano ... Taxista
Óscar Iniesta Óscar Iniesta ... Emil
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Storyline

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

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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:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | Bulgarian | English

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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The movie is a pain to watch: BANAL, BIASED, NO STORY, NO MEANING
26 December 2004 | by gourgovaSee all my reviews

The movie is not only terribly boring, but it is a pain to watch: BANAL, BIASED, NO STORY, NO MEANING. It is a good idea for any director to first study the culture and mentality of a country before staining the name of a whole nation. The representation of Bulgaria is simplistic and one-sided. No doubt any Bulgarian would feel deeply offended by such distorted representation of his country. Second, the movie is more than explicit when it comes to male nudity. Nobody would mind to see a couple of passionate love scenes, but it is beyond the call of duty to have Dritan Beba (by the name of Kiril in the movie) walk around naked all or most of the time. Finally, the movie is simply dragging since there is really nothing happening. Even though the actors are believable in their personification of homosexuals, they are simply not convincing when it comes to human emotion. As a whole, the movie is a complete waste. I couldn't finish watching it and I guess nobody in his right mind would unless he's desperate to see gay porn.


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